A man is accused of kidnapping a woman and leaving her naked miles from her residence after stabbing and beating her.
DeKalb County police told Channel 2 Action News that Derwin Johnson, 23, took the woman from a Memorial Drive Budget Inn on Wednesday night. The victim’s child was left inside the hotel room during the attack.
A woman found the 23-year-old mother walking naked in Newton County an hour after the assault, Channel 2 reported.
“She did not know where she was at,” witness Carla Harris told the news station. “She had no clue where she was. She came out of the woods with no clothes on.”
Harris said the woman had stab wounds on her head and bite marks all over her. Her teeth were also knocked out. The woman told Harris her 1-year-old child was at the hotel, Channel 2 reported.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.
Authorities said the woman knew Johnson, but did not specify the nature of their relationship.
A second person was also in the hotel room, but police ruled him out as a potential suspect, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
He is wanted on aggravated assault and kidnapping charges.
“We really would like to get him in custody, Campbell told Channel 2, “and make sure he can't cause harm to anyone else.”
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