JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
A Jefferson City man was charged Friday with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree domestic assault.
An arraignment was held Monday for Steven Hagner, 56.
Witnesses said the victim drove to a convenience store at 301 Ellis Boulevard with Hagner in the passenger seat. Witnesses stated Hagner and the victim were in a relationship.
The victim began yelling for help and tried to leave the vehicle, according to a probable cause statement. Hagner held her against her will, the victim escaped, but Hagner grabbed them.
After Hagner punched the victim in the face, a witness approached him and told him to leave the victim alone. The victim ran into the store to get away from Hagner.