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Fayetteville, W.Va.---The man accused of dumping his bound and gagged girlfriend at a remote strip mine has turned himself in.

According to Sheriff Steve Kessler, Larry Nelson, 36, of Springdale contacted the Sheriff's office on Monday and stated he would turn himself in. Nelson arrived around 9 a.m. on Tuesday. He is charged with Kidnapping and Domestic Battery. Nelson is being held in Southern Regional Jail awaiting a bond hearing in Circuit Court.

Deputies say, around 8 p.m. Christmas night, a woman contacted 911 saying she had been abducted and managed to escape. Deputies say it began as an argument between the victim and her live-in boyfriend at their residence in the Springdale area of Fayette County.  

The woman, later identified as Betty Burns, 36, was hit in the head, her hands and feet were bound, and her mouth was gagged. She says her boyfriend, Larry Nelson, 36, drove her to a strip mine on Springdale Church Road and shoved her out of the vehicle. She then walked about 90 minutes in the woods before reaching a residence where she was able to get assistance.  

Deputies at the scene were able to recover ropes and other items that were used to bind her. The medical condition of Burns is unknown. 

 

 

 

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