OXNARD, Calif. (KABC) — An Oxnard man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after police say they found his ex-girlfriend running down the middle of the 101 Freeway in Ventura County.
The woman told police that Juan Coronado came to her workplace in Camarillo earlier this month and started an argument.
He ordered the victim into her car and began driving northbound on the 101 Freeway. When she asked Coronado to take her home, he started hitting her and threatened to kill her.
The woman jumped out of the moving car and began running southbound on the freeway’s center median. Coronado took off in the victim’s vehicle. Officials said the victim suffered numerous bruises to her face, head and body as well as severe abrasions to her body from jumping out of the moving vehicle.
In their investigation, authorities found that Coronado was a previously deported criminal alien who had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest.
Saturday, police tracked down Coronado and arrested him. During a search, officials found methamphetamine in his home.
He was booked into the Ventura County Jail for carjacking, kidnapping, robbery, possession of methamphetamine and domestic violence.
He was being held without bail.