A woman attempted to flee multiple times from a Sonora residence Tuesday afternoon while a Ceres man — who later was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and spousal abuse — grabbed her, heaved her over his shoulder and smashed her cell phone.
The woman contacted law enforcement after a person driving on Kewin Mill Road took her to safety at the parking lot of Belleview Elementary School said, Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Sgt. Andrea Benson.
Benson said the woman first attempted to leave a residence on Kewin Mill Road after an argument. The 34-year-old man then grabbed her by the arm, picked her up onto his shoulder and attempted to carry her back toward residence.
Benson said the woman escaped his grasp and ran down to Kewin Mill Road with her cell phone and made a call to law enforcement.
According to Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office logs, a call was made at 1:04 p.m. on Kewin Mill Road with a man and woman screaming at one another.
Benson said while the woman was attempting to call law enforcement, the Ceres man took her cell phone and threw it to the ground, breaking it.
The victim fled again and this time secured a ride with a passerby less than a quarter-mile away from the school.
According to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office logs, a woman called with poor cell connection. A second call came in moments later with a person who said they picked up a woman who appeared injured and bruised in a gray Toyota Tundra and they were waiting at the school.
Deputies arrested Ryan Mark Jaynes at a residence on the 22700 block of Kewin Mill Road. He was out on bail from a domestic violence arrest on the same victim on May 14, Benson said.
He was booked at the Tuolumne County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping, inflicting corporal injury, committing a felony while out on bail and misdemeanor charges injuring a wireless communication device.
His bail was set at $100,000 and as of Tuesday afternoon, he remained in the custody of the Tuolumne County Jail.
On May 14, Benson said the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a Longeway Road residence in Sonora. The person there said a victim showed up at the residence with red marks on her face and neck.
During an investigation, deputies suspected the victim was sitting in her vehicle when a man went into the vehicle and pushed her from the driver’s seat onto the center console. He was also suspected of pushing her back and forth against the steering wheel, Benson said.
He was charged on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury and warrants for failure to appear on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia and driving without a license.