RCPD Makes Carjacking Arrest

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On Friday, June 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Radford City Police Officers responded to the 100 block of Second Street in Radford for a citizen’s service call regarding a ‘stolen vehicle’. Officers met with a male complainant and discovered that he is an employee of a locally based rental car company.

He reported that a female (Abigail C. Klink, Age 23, of Freedom, New York) had attempted to lease a vehicle after her vehicle had broken down in Radford. After Klink’s rental contract was declined by the leasing company the complainant/employee gave a ride to Klink. It was during this time that Klink assaulted the employee by climbing over the vehicle’s center console, placing it into ‘park,’ and striking him with a closed fist twice in his head. A physical altercation ensued while the victim tried to exit the vehicle and his cellular phone was damaged. He was able to successfully get out of the vehicle while it fled with Klink driving.

The ensuing investigation located Abigail C. Klink at her broken down vehicle’s location where she was arrested for Carjacking, (Virginia Code Section 18.2-58.1), Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle (§18.2-95), Destruction of Private Property (§ 18.2-137), and Assault & Battery (§ 18.2-57). She was remanded to the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond. The stolen vehicle was returned to its owner. The victim was treated on scene by Radford Fire & EMS. No further information will be released at this time.