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Brazil man arrested for abducting a woman

The Clay County Sheriff's Department says Edward Smith is in jail facing criminal confinement and sexual battery charges. Officials believe he abducted a woman who was walking to the courthouse.

A Brazil man who police say forced a woman into his truck is in jail.

The Clay County Sheriff's Department says a woman was kidnapped on her way to the courthouse earlier this week. The driver, Edward Smith, 46 took her to Terre Haute.

The woman told police Smith touched her inappropriately and she feared for her life.

He ended up taking her back to the Clay County Courthouse where police say he waited with her until she asked for help. The woman gave deputies a vehicle description and Smith was arrested after an investigation.

Smith is facing felony charges of criminal confinement and sexual battery.

He's in the Clay County Jail on $100,000 bond.

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