Suspect Arrested In Kidnapping, Assault

Police say he drove his victim around, threatening to hurt her.


Walkersville, Md (KM) State Police made an arrest on Wednesday in a kidnapping and assault case. Jason Bittner, 35, of Woodbine was taken into custody.

Troopers were called to a fitness gym in the 8400 block of Woodsboro Pike in Walkersville at around 12:30 P-M to investigate a report of a kidnapping. The victim told authorities she was followed to the gym by her ex-boyfriend whom she identified as Bittner. When she arrived, he forced her into his car without her consent, and took her phone.

The victim said her ex-boyfriend drove her around in a reckless manner, saying he was going to hurt her by causing a head-on collision. After about 30-minutes, the victim was returned to the gym and was able to get out of the car.

Bittner was located along Revelation Avenue and taken into custody.

He’s charged with kidnapping, 2nd-degree assault and reckless endangerment.


By Kevin McManus