Longtown man Charged after Wife kidnapped

Published 4:52 pm Monday, February 11, 2019

Wire Report

A man has been accused of abducting his estranged, pregnant wife.

News outlets on Thursday reported 31-year-old Zachary Miller was arrested Tuesday in Arkansas. Authorities say the woman is safe, but learned in the hospital that she had a miscarriage.

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The Panola County Sheriff’s Department says Miller kidnapped and pistol-whipped the woman at her home in the Longtown area. Sheriff’s investigator Tyler Mills told WREG-TV that the woman’s mother called 911 after her daughter texted her a picture of her bloody face.

Investigators say the woman was able to escape and have Miller’s father’s girlfriend take her to the hospital after Miller made a stop at his father’s home.

Mississippi investigators expect Miller to be extradited in several days. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment.