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Albemarle County man charged with kidnapping woman from home at gunpoint

An Albemarle County man has been arrested after allegedly kidnapping a woman from her southern Albemarle residence at gunpoint early Wednesday morning.

Dillon S. Matney, 25, has been charged with felony abduction, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Albemarle police said they responded to a reported abduction in the 4100 block of Blenheim Road around 6 a.m. Wednesday.

“During the investigation, it was determined that 25-year-old Dillon S. Matney of Albemarle County, Va., brandished a firearm and forced a female victim out of her residence before fleeing the area,” police said in a statement issued later in the day.

Matney was being held without bond at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail as of Wednesday evening.

An investigation into the alleged abduction is ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the investigating detective with the Albemarle County Police Department at (434) 296-5807 or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (434) 977-4000.


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