Man Arrested After Holding Woman Captive, Throwing Her From Truck
James Arnold Cook has been charged with kidnapping.
A man stands accused of refusing to let a woman get out of his pickup truck in New Port Richey after she declined to have sex with him and then throwing her from the moving vehicle when she attempted to escape.
The man picked the woman in the pre-dawn hours in the area of the Royal Palm Motel at 6523 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey on July 20 and requested sex, according to an arrest report from the New Port Richey Police Department.
The woman declined, and the man took hold of her arm against her will and demanded sex. He would not let her out of his pickup truck as she tried to leave, according to the report.
The man then drove the truck through the parking lot at a high rate of speed.
When the woman had opportunity to open the passenger door, the man pushed her out of the truck and drove away.
The woman suffered a significant laceration to her right shoulder and required surgery, police said.
She told a New Port Rchey police detective that she knew the man as “James” and that he worked at Honeywell Security. The detective learned a man fitting the description works in the Clearwater office of Honeywell. His truck also fit the description of the one used in the July incident.
Police arrested James Cook, of Indian Rocks Beach, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, and charged him with kidnapping. He ws still in jail Thursday in lieu of $150,000 bail.