Man arrested in New Market on assault, abduction charges

New Market police have arrested a man on charges of public intoxication, abduction by force and assault against a family member.

Late  Sunday, Clarida Wayne Yates threatened the victim in the case with a knife and told the victim to drive him to Shenandoah in Page County, the criminal complaint against Yates alleges.

“Yates … told [the victim] to drive him to the Town of Shenandoah,” the complaint states. “Yates then pulled a utility knife and stated, ‘Take me, I’m holding you hostage.’ Yates kept the knife out as [the victim] drove.”

According to a petition for a protective order that the victim filed in Shenandoah Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, the victim drove to a gas station in New Market “and ran into the store and he got out of the car and ran.”

While at the gas station, Bo’s XPress, the victim called the police. Officer J.D. Collins, of the New Market Police Department, responded.

After Collins had arrived, the complaint states, Yates called the victim and made another threat.

Yates told the victim, “We could have handled this different; I’ll get you for talking with that cop,” the complaint states.

Collins found Yates about two-tenths of a mile away from the gas station, less than two hours after the original call. Yates was hiding in a bush at 9336 John Sevier Road, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, “Collins detected a strong order of an alcoholic beverage coming from Yate’s [sic] mouth as he spoke.”

Yates had a blood-alcohol content of 0.05, the complaint states.