Three Men Charged in Woman’s Abduction

Three men were arrested Wednesday for abducting a South Whitley woman in her vehicle Tuesday evening after following her to town from Columbia City.
Two of the men took control of her vehicle while the third man followed them in a separate car. She was driven back to Columbia City, sexually assaulted on the way and left outside the city, according to reports.
The woman’s debit card was used to remove money at an automatic transfer machine at STAR Financial Bank, 102 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City. The three men were later arrested in Fort Wayne and charged in connection with the incident. They are in the Whitley County Jail as of today.
Henry M. Wright, 25, is charged with rape, a level 1 felony; kidnapping, a level 2 felony; and robbery, a level 3 felony; Camara Jermaine Benson, 21, with kidnapping and robbery; and Dennis L. Thomas, 43, with aiding in kidnapping, a level 2 felony.
A Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney’s office press release indicates the men will be given an initial hearing Monday.
The victim’s identity has not been released.

(Story By The Times Union)