EXCLUSIVE: Husband talks about protecting wife from kidnapper
GONZALES - A woman was rescued by her husband and other family members after a man tried to kidnap her from her driveway, deputies in Ascension Parish said.
The incident, where the suspect was pistol-whipped by the men who knew the victim, happened Sunday. The department released the information Monday.
Deputies responded to a possible home invasion on Martin Road in Gonzales and found Chad Babin, 46, lying on his stomach in the living room being held down by four men at gunpoint.
"I told him if he didn't leave, I'd use force against him and by that time, when I grabbed my pistol, he charged me. I didn't get a chance to use the pistol. I grabbed him by the neck and body-slammed him to the ground," the man who owns the home said. He did not want to be identified by name.
The man said Babin, who lives few houses down, pulled into his driveway as his wife was unloading items from her car.
"He grabbed her arm and said 'you're coming with me.'" She was able to break away and ran inside the home, but Babin followed her, the man said in an exclusive interview with WBRZ News 2.
"We hit him in the head trying to get him to stop and I think then he realized there was a gun at his head, actually more than one," the homeowner said.
Babin was taken to the hospital for his injuries before he was booked into jail.
"I guess when your adrenaline flows, you're going to do whatever it takes to get the job done," the man said.
Babin, of St. Amant, was charged with simple battery, simple criminal damage to property, home invasion and simple kidnapping.