An abduction streamed on a series of Facebook Live videos tipped off police to a violent altercation. According to ABC News, the videos led to a 60-mile police chase through five West Virginia counties on Monday.
Police said they arrested Justin Green, 31, of Chapmanville, West Virginia, after he allegedly abducted a man and used a fake Facebook profile to stream several videos of the abduction.
ABC Charleston affiliate WCHS-TV reported Tuesday that Green was charged with attempted murder, malicious assault and possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance after the chase.
Police said they found Green after the alleged victim's mother saw one of the Facebook Live videos and called 911. The alleged victim, Terry Miller, had given Green a ride, and then Green allegedly threatened to kill him. The two stayed in the vehicle together for the duration of the alleged abduction and car chase. West Virginia state troopers said the two were acquaintances.
In one of the Facebook Live videos, Miller asked, "Why me?” Green tells him to shut up. Miller is also heard saying, "I'm trying to get home alive."
While the troopers chased the vehicle, they could see a knife through the back window of the truck as well as violence. According to ABC, the passenger was seen hitting the victim while he was driving.
About an hour after the chase, Miller slammed the brakes. He was reportedly stabbed in the leg. He also had injuries to his neck, wrist and arm. Miller was treated at a hospital and has since been released.
Green is being held on a $75,000 bond.