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Monday, April 01, 2019 2:57 pm

57-year-old charged with kidnapping woman from gas station

Matthew LeBlanc | The Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne man is charged with kidnapping and three other felonies after police said he abducted a woman at knifepoint from a gas station.

Ronnie E. McKinney, 57, took the woman from a Phil's One Stop around 11 p.m. Saturday. The location of the business is redacted in court documents filed Monday in Allen Superior Court.

The woman was taken, forced into her own car, tied up and driven to an apartment, according to a probable cause affidavit. Her neck had been punctured, and she called 911 before McKinney took the phone away from her, the document states.

"Send help, he is going to kill me," the woman reportedly whispered.

Investigators who arrived at the apartment found "blood evidence on a mattress, bloody rags, a knife, a long dog lead, handcuffs, handcuff keys, a cellphone, gloves and a note stating how much (McKinney) was infatuated with a female," according to the affidavit.

McKinney, of the 2900 block of Burma Road, is charged with kidnapping while armed with a deadly weapon, criminal confinement, battery and interference with the reporting of a crime.

mleblanc@jg.net