Officials believe man took West Bend girl against her will

RACINE (WITI) -- A Milwaukee man is facing several charges -- accused of taking his 17-year-old West Bend girlfriend against her will.

Racine County Sheriff's officials are investigating a call they received on Sunday, January 12th indicating a female was forced into a vehicle against her will at the Citgo gas station at 611 S. Sylvania Ave.

Sheriff's officials were dispatched to the location, where they were able to obtain the suspect vehicle's make, model and registration. Deputies also learned the vehicle left the gas station headed south on I-94.

The suspect vehicle was subsequently located and stopped in Kenosha County.

Deputies took custody of a 17-year-old female from West Bend.

The suspect in this case is an 18-year-old Milwaukee man -- identified as Charles Gregory.

Gregory faces one count of kidnapping (repeater), one count of false imprisonment (repeater), one count of misdemeanor battery, two counts of second degree recklessly endangering safety (repeater), two counts of criminal damage to property (repeater), operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent (repeater), and one count of misdemeanor bail jumping (repeater).

A criminal complaint in the case says officials spoke with a Citgo gas station employee, who told officials the West Bend woman had come into the gas station on January 12th crying, saying her boyfriend had kidnapped her and was taking her to Chicago and was stealing her car.

That's when Gregory came into the gas station -- according to the complaint.

The woman told Gregory she wasn't leaving with him -- at which time Gregory grabbed her hand and began to pull her from the counter, according to the complaint.

The complaint says the woman tried to grab the counter, and Gregory picked her up around the waist and carried her out of the store.

The gas station clerk observed Gregory carry the woman to a vehicle and force her into the vehicle through the driver's side door. The complaint says the woman tried exiting the vehicle via the passenger side door, but Gregory began reversing the vehicle -- striking a vehicle parked at a nearby pump -- and nearly hitting two pedestrians.

The complaint says Gregory fled the parking lot with both doors open, and entered the Interstate.

A description of the vehicle was issued, and the vehicle was stopped in Kenosha County.

The complaint says the West Bend woman was interviewed, and said she had been in Milwaukee at Gregory's grandmother's home when the two had an argument and she told him she wanted to leave -- as they were going to break up.

The complaint says Gregory had her car keys -- and so she followed Gregory out to the car so that he could give her the keys -- but told officials he then jumped into the car and started it.

The complaint says the woman told officials Gregory then pushed her into the car, rapidly backing up while her door was still open -- pulling away from his grandmother's residence.

The complaint says Gregory was driving over 80 miles-per-hour on city streets in Milwaukee and then got onto the Interstate.

The woman told police Gregory said: "You're not my girlfriend anymore. I will treat you like I treat all the other girls," according to the complaint.

The woman told officials when they were pulled over in Kenosha County, Gregory made her switch seats with him because he does not have a driver's license, according to the complaint.

The woman's mother told officials she was the registered owner of the vehicle and did not give Gregory consent to take the vehicle. The woman's mother told officials she wished to pursue charges on everything "or Gregory would just continue beating on her daughter" -- according to the complaint.

At the time of this incident, Gregory was out on bond after having been charged with resisting or obstructing an officer on November 25th, 2013. He was on probation at the time of the incident.