Police in Fredericksburg have identified a man they allege is behind the abduction and robbery of a missing Chinese food deliveryman.
Investigators on Saturday obtained warrants charging Jermaine Montgomery, 34, with abduction, conspiracy to commit abduction, carjacking, conspiracy to commit carjacking, credit card theft and conspiracy to commit credit card theft, according to a press release.
Yong Hui Zhang left his parents’ China Express restaurant on Jefferson Davis Highway at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday to make three deliveries. When he didn’t return by closing time, his relatives contacted police.
Officers checked one of the delivery sites and found evidence of a violent crime. Officials said they found a large amount of blood and a shoe that could belong to Zhang.
Zhang and his vehicle, a bronze 2004 Nissan Sentra with Virginia license plates JPB6401, are still missing.
Police identified Montgomery after releasing surveillance video of a man using the victim’s credit card at the Four Mile Fork Shell station in Spotsylvania County at 10:45 p.m. on the night of the abduction.
Police Chief David Nye on Saturday asked the public’s help in locating the missing man and his car. He said Montgomery and his girlfriend, Marcey White, are possibly in southeastern Virginia and may still be driving Zhang’s car. White faces the same charges as Montgomery and police said both are to be “considered to be extremely dangerous.”
Officers are continuing to search for Zhang and hope that he is found alive.
“We remain hopeful of a positive outcome to these horrific circumstances for Mr. Zhang and his family,” Nye said.
Anyone with information should contact Fredericksburg police at 540-373-3122.