PARKERSBURG, W.Va (WTAP): Updated: 12/1/2017 3:10 P.M.
Kidnapping charges against two people accused in a July incident at a Parkersburg Laundromat have been dropped, after the alleged victim in the incident could not be located.
"The State informs the court that the victim in this matter has not been located by law enforcement as of this date and has not been served with a subpoena.," Circuit Judge Jason Wharton said in an order Friday "Therefore without the reasonable prospect of her testimony, the State does not believe that sufficient evidence exists to support a felony conviction under any of the charges set forth in the indictment."
Lewis and Dorsett were released from their bond. Dorsett was sentenced in July to 1-15 years in prison on a separate drug charge.
Glennell Dorsett is sentenced to 1-15 years in prison on drug charges. She also faces kidnapping charges, along with Quincy Lewis.
She will get 1-15 years behind bars for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. She'll get credit for 245 days already served.
Dorsett is also facing kidnapping charges. She waived her preliminary hearing at the end of July. Her case has been bonded over to circuit court.
The next step is for a grand jury to hand down an indictment. Quincy Lewis, the other man accused in the kidnapping case, will head to court in mid-August.
That will be for a preliminary hearing.
A man and woman allegedly caught on video assaulting and kidnapping a woman at a Parkersburg laundromat, appeared in Wood County Magistrate Court on Monday.
Quincy Lewis, 32, of Parkersburg, who is charged with felony kidnapping, appeared before Judge Jody Purkey for his felony preliminary hearing.
Quincy’s attorney, William B. Summers, requested a continuance, which was granted.
His hearing will be rescheduled sometime next week.
Last Friday Magistrate Judge Bean set Quincy’s bond at $200,000, on the condition of home confinement.
Glennell Dorsett, 32, of Parkersburg, is also charged with felony kidnapping, and her bond was also set at $200,000, on the condition of home confinement.
Dorsett is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing within the next 10 days.
Parkersburg Police say Lewis and Dorsett were allegedly caught on video on July 7th, physically assaulting a woman and demanding she get into Lewis' car at a Parkersburg laundromat.
The footage, recorded by a bystander on their smartphone, reportedly shows Lewis and Dorsett pulling a woman to the ground by her hair and kicking her in the face.
The video was posted on social media the same day the reported kidnapping took place.
Lewis and Dorsett both remain in the North Central Regional Jail, unable to post bond.
UPDATE: 07/18/2017 4:15 P.M.
A woman wanted in an alleged kidnapping at a Parkersburg laundromat is now in custody.
Parkersburg Police say they arrested Glennell Dorsett without incident on Tuesday, but the circumstances of her arrest haven't been released.
She is currently awaiting arraignment in Wood County Circuit Court on a kidnapping charge.
Dorsett and Quincy Lewis, 32, of Parkersburg, were allegedly caught on video physically assaulting a woman and demanding she get into Lewis' car on July 7.
Police Chief Joe Martin says the video shows Lewis and Dorsett pulling a woman to the ground by her hair and kicking her in the face.
A bystander took the video and posted it on social media the same day the incident is reported to have taken place.
Police arrested Lewis, who is charged with kidnapping, on July 14th at his home on Lynn Street in Parkersburg.
He is being held without bond at the North Central Regional Jail.
A Parkersburg man, allegedly caught on video physically assaulting a woman and demanding she get in his car, is now charged with kidnapping.
32-year-old Quincy Lewis is now behind bars awaiting arraignment.
Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martins says it all started on July 7 at a Parkersburg laundromat.
A video of the alleged incident was posted on social media the same day it happened.
Martin says the video shows Lewis and Glennell Dorsett pull a woman to the ground by her hair and kick her in the face.
Lewis demanded she leave the business and get in his car.
When she complied and left with him, witnesses called police.
Officers located them shortly after and identified everyone involved.
Upon further investigation, detectives arrested Lewis at his home on 1122 Lynn Street on July 14.
He remains in custody without bail until his arraignment in Wood County Circuit Court.
Martin says they’re still looking for Dorsett.
Police ask if you know where she is, call the Parkersburg Police Department at 304-424-8444.