Two area women were arrested in Fulton on Wednesday by Callaway County Sheriff's officials on charges of kidnapping and assault, according to Sheriff Clay Chism.
Brianna Cavins, 20, of Columbia, and Mikayla Collins, 20, of Jefferson City, were being held with no bonds in the Callaway County jail on Thursday, pending a bond hearing. They both were booked and processed for kidnapping, assault and stealing, Chism said in a press release.
According to Chism, county deputies and investigators responded to an assault call at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday on County Road 4038 in southern Callaway County. They found a 22-year-old female victim from the Jefferson City area who had sustained moderate injuries. She was taken by ambulance to a Jefferson City hospital where she was treated and released.
Chism said investigators determined the victim had been brought to the south Callaway location by the two subjects, later identified as Cavins and Collins. The victim reported Cavins and Collins held her against her will, assaulted her extensively and then left her along the county road. The victim also said the suspects stole items from her possession.
Later Wednesday, Cavins and Collins were located and arrested in Fulton by sheriff's department investigators. The investigation is ongoing, and further charges and arrests could be forthcoming.
The victim's name will not be released at this time.