Woman reportedly kidnapped by boyfriend tries to flee to police - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman reportedly kidnapped by boyfriend tries to flee to police precinct

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According to a police affidavit, LaBrandon Milam kidnapped the victim and forced her to drive away from a home. (Photo Source: SCSO) According to a police affidavit, LaBrandon Milam kidnapped the victim and forced her to drive away from a home. (Photo Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Police say a woman drove to a police precinct looking for help after being kidnapped by her boyfriend. 

According to the police affidavit, the woman was kidnapped Sunday night by 24-year-old LaBrandon Milam from a home in the 5000 block of Rensslaer Drive.

Reportedly, Milam forced the woman into a car and made her drive away from the home. After being hit by Milam, the report says she drove to the police precinct on Appling Road for help.

When she tried to signal for help, the affidavit says Milam slapped and choked her, then jumped into the driver's seat.

The report says Milam eventually drove her back to the home. Her daughter then called the cops.

Jackie Williams and Elizabeth Shelley with the YWCA Abused Women Services say this woman did the right thing by trying to alert authorities, but it can be very difficult for women to leave their abusers.

"Women leave, they go back, they leave, they go back, usually up to seven or eight times before they get out," says Shelley.

When WMC Action News 5 spoke to the victim over the phone, she said the police affidavit was an exaggeration of the truth, and the incident was nowhere near as bad as it seemed.

She also said she contacted authorities Tuesday to retract her statement.

"The police cannot protect her 24/7, so she is afraid," says Williams. Williams says many women are vulnerable after reporting an incident, and open to more abuse by their abuser.

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