A woman with a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon was able to chase a would-be kidnapper out of her vehicle after he forced his way into it, Moline Police Detective Michael Griffin said.
Griffin said that Moline police responded Sunday afternoon to Genesis Medical Center, Silvis, for the report of an incident that occurred in the 4500 block of 27th Street, Moline, sometime between 12:30-1 p.m.
A woman reported that a man armed with a knife forced his way into her car. During a struggle the woman received a laceration to her arm. The man then forced the woman to drive him to a rural Rock Island County location.
When they stopped in rural Rock Island County, the woman was able to reach her firearm. The man fled on foot and the woman drove herself to the hospital and contacted police.
The investigation led police to Floyd Rick May, 61, of Moline.
May is charged with one count of aggravated kidnapping, a Class X felony under Illinois law that carries a prison sentence of six to 30 years.
He also is charged with one count of aggravated battery with a weapon, a Class 3 felony that carries a prison sentence of two to five years; one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, a Class 2 felony that carries a prison sentence of three to seven years; and, one count of aggravated assault, a Class A misdemeanor that carries a jail sentence of up to one year.
May was arrested Tuesday. According to Rock Island County Circuit Court electronic documents, he refused to come out of his cell for a first appearance hearing. He told the court he had been released from the Illinois Department of Corrections on July 28.
May was being held Thursday night in the Rock Island County Jail on bonds totaling $550,000.
In 2010, May pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a charge of armed robbery. He was sentenced to nine years with the Illinois Department of Corrections.
May was released in July from the Dixon Correctional Center. The Dixon psychiatric unit serves as the Illinois Department of Correction's primary psychiatric facility. Dixon also has a Special Treatment Center for mentally ill and developmentally disabled inmates. However, records do not indicate if he was being held in the regular prison or in one of the psychiatric wards.