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February 2, 2007

Purdue police arrest man on criminal confinement charges

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue police around 4:40 a.m. on Friday (Feb. 2) arrested a man on criminal confinement charges after he allegedly pulled a female acquaintance into his car against her will near Tarkington Hall.Christopher L. Draper, 20, of Trafalgar, Ind., was taken to the Tippecanoe County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of a $5,000 bond, said police Capt. John Cox.

According to police reports, witnesses said they saw a man forcibly pull a woman into a black car near Sixth Street and University Drive and then leave the area around 10:12 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 1). A short time later, Cox said the victim called Purdue police and said she was unharmed and with the suspect outside a restaurant in Shelbyville. Cox said Draper and the woman are not Purdue students.

Purdue police contacted the Shelbyville Police Department, and officers were dispatched. Shelbyville police detained the couple until Purdue police arrived and arrested Draper.

Criminal confinement is a Class D felony punishable by up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Writer: Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089,

Source:     Capt. John Cox, (765) 494-8221

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