Victim improving but remains hospitalized after being held against her will in Albion

Staff Reports Posted 6 November 2017 at 10:42 pm

ALBION – A woman who was held against her will Thursday in Albion has improved but remains hospitalized.

The woman has been interviewed by law enforcement and is assisting in the investigation, Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni said.

The woman was found unresponsive at 51 Beechwood Blvd. in Albion on Thursday night. The woman lives outside Orleans County. Her name isn’t being released at this time, Nenni said.

Police responded to the scene after the Orleans County 911 Center received a report at about 8:45 p.m. on Thursday from an individual that a family member had been kidnapped and was being held against her will.

Text messages had been received from the victim giving a general location of the victim’s whereabouts. Using cell phone GPS Location Technology and other investigative tools, the victim was located at 51 Beechwood Blvd.

The female victim was found to be unresponsive and in need of advance medical care inside the residence. The victim was transported by COVA Ambulance to Medina Memorial and later transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital.

“Numerous evidentiary items have been obtained as a result of the investigation,” Nenni said in an update about the case today. “Many of the items are in the process of being examined forensically and by other means. Additional charges may be filed following the examination of these items. The results of laboratory and other examinations will take weeks to complete.”

The Orleans County District Attorney’s office is involved in the investigation and will be responsible for the prosecution against Demetrius Bennett and Mark H. Bennett.

Demetrius Bennett, 39, of 51 Beechwood Blvd, Albion, has been charged unlawful imprisonment, resisting arrest, second-degree harassment and other drug charges.

Mark H. Bennett, 31, of 222 Chamberlain St., Albion also faces drug charges, and unlawful imprisonment.

The two men arrested in the incident are not related. They were arraigned in the Town of Gaines Court and committed to the Orleans County Jail on $25,000 bail.

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