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UPDATE: Augusta man charged with abduction of James City woman

An Augusta County man is now charged with the abduction of a James City County woman that eventually lead to a chase that ended in Henrico County.

Police have charged 27 year old Joshua Wayne Snider is facing charges of abduction, strangulation, breaking & entering with intent to commit assault, grand larceny, and assault and battery. They tell us around 9:30 p.m. Friday a 31 year old woman was just returning home in the 4000 thousand block of Midlands Road when police say she was confronted by her ex-boyfriend in the parking lot.

They say Snider was able to get into the apartment where they argued for an hour. There were signs that Snider had already been in the apartment before the victim arrived home. The television was on, his jacket was on the couch, and there was a strip of duct tape hanging on the wall. Officers also recovered a bag brought by Snider from the victim's residence, which contained rope, belts, sex toys, duct tape, and sleeping pills.

Police say at one point the suspect knocked the victim down, choked her and duct taped her mouth. They say she tried to escape out the front door but was blocked by Snider. She was able to push him out the door and lock it but he ran around back and entered through the rear sliding glass door. Believing that the police were responding, he was pulling the victim toward his pickup truck in the parking lot when she was able to punch him in the head and scream.Officers say she was able to get to a neighbors and call for help. She was treated at the hospital for injuries and released.

An off duty James City Officer spotted the suspect's 1992 Blue Dodge Dakota with one red door in the Croaker Commuter lot off I-64 at 9:24 a.m. Saturday. They say the suspect drove off and refused to stop leading officers with New Kent, State Police, and Henrico on a chase, which ended when he ran over spike strips just before the Laburnum exit on I-64 West.

The suspect is not in jail at this hour. At last check he was at VCU Medical Center with what appear to be self-inflicted stab wounds to his stomach and cuts to his arms. He remains hospitalized in custody without bond.

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