Isle of Wight woman charged with kidnapping

Published 7:33 pm Friday, April 8, 2022

An Isle of Wight County woman has been charged with kidnapping family members and stealing their car.

Sheriff’s deputies responded on March 20 to a reported domestic assault in the 9000 block of Mill Swamp Road, where they discovered two people who required transport to an area hospital.

According to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Tommy Potter, both victims were determined to be relatives of Rachel Boyers, the accused.

Boyers, 30, allegedly assaulted her family members and prevented them from leaving their home. She’s also alleged to have fled through a window and stolen the family’s car.

The vehicle, Potter said, was spotted in Surry County heading toward the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. James City County Police and the Surry County Sheriff’s Office were both notified, and Boyers was taken into custody after the vehicle was recovered when the ferry docked on the James City County pier.

Boyers is charged with two counts of abduction and kidnapping, two counts of aggravated malicious wounding, breaking and entering and grand larceny.

She was taken to the Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.