BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A man who was arrested in New Jersey and charged with holding a woman captive in Bethlehem is back in Pennsylvania.
Steven Kitchell was extradited and arraigned Thursday, and he is being held on $2.5 million bail.
Police said he held a woman against her will inside a home on Montclair Avenue for several weeks starting in late May.
Officials said the victim was raped, beaten and shot with a BB gun.
Police said she was able to escape when a set of keys was left behind.
Kitchell is charged with kidnapping for ransom, simple assault, false imprisonment, rape, sexual assault and indecent assault.
Allentown, PA 18102
- Berks 69 News