Monday, August 29, 2016

Police Looking for Man Who Beat and Held Woman and Child Captive in Woods for Days

The  Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a man who they say beat a woman in a wooded area of West Mahanoy Township over the weekend.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, a 31 year old woman and her 4 year old child were held captive in a wooded area in West Mahanoy Township by Christopher Benjamin, 34.

Benjamin reportedly beat the woman and threatened the woman's life if she left the woods.

The woman reportedly managed to reach a road and get help from neighbors.

The woman is currently being treated for serious injuries.

Benjamin is wanted on aggravated assault charges.
A felony warrant is currently out for Benjamin. Anyone who encounters him is urged to use caution since he is presumed to be dangerous.
Anyone with information on his location should call the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, (570) 874-5300.
Photo of Christopher Benjamin