Man charged with kidnapping southern tier woman


CHENANGO COUNTY NY -A missing woman from Chenango County was located over the weekend in Iowa.

Amber Garrison of Smyrna told officers that she had been kidnapped from a truck stop in Pennsylvania in mid-July.

She told officers that she had been assaulted several times and was forced to stay with the truck driver through multiple states.

Garrison had several injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The truck driver, James Scott Smith of Mexico in Oswego County, was arrested.

Smith was charged with kidnapping and other charges.

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