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Woman abducted, assaulted by couple in Kanawha County

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West Virginia State Police are investigating an abduction and assault that happened last night in the Witcher Creek area of Kanawha County.

According to State Police, Joey K. Jeffrey, 44, and Cindy L. Creathers, 37, both of Witcher Creek, threw a woman into the back of their truck and took her to the top of a mountain.  

The suspects then beat the victim and cut her with a knife.

A bystander who had witnessed the abduction called 911. Police made their way to the scene and spotted the victim making her way down the mountain.  

She was transported to CAMC Hospital and is listed in serious condition.  

Jeffery and Creathers were tracked down to the Knight's Inn in Kanawha City early Saturday morning, based on witness statements.  

State Police believe the crimes are drug-motivated.  

If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Quincy Detachment of the West Virginia State Police at 304-558-7777.

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