Man Accused of Running Over Pregnant Wife Tracked Her With App
A Tuscaloosa man accused of striking his pregnant wife with her own vehicle used a phone app to track her down and kidnap her, according to court documents filed this week.
In a deposition filed after the arrest of 22-year-old Canaan Johnson, investigators said the man used a "phone location tracking app" to find his pregnant 23-year-old wife at her friend's house.
Johnson arrived at the house, where his wife was in her vehicle. He allegedly asked her to roll down the window, then forced his way into the Kia and made his wife ride in the passenger seat.
Johnson reportedly drove around a mile and a half away before the woman was able to escape the vehicle on 15th Street under the I-359 overpass.
Witnesses report the pregnant woman yelled for help before Johnson made a U-turn and struck her with the Kia.
Police arrived and investigators with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit interviewed witnesses before arresting Johnson and charging him with first-degree kidnapping and two counts of attempted murder.
He remained in the Tuscaloosa County Jail Saturday afternoon on a combined $180,000 bond.
The victim was treated for her injuries, which police did not believe to be life-threatening, at DCH Regional Medical Center.
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