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Williamsburg PD Arrests Man For Abduction, Other Charges

Brando Pastor Batz has been charged with one felony count of abduction and kidnapping. Batz has been booked into the Henrico Regional Jail West. (Courtesy of Williamsburg Police Department)

WILLIAMSBURG — On Dec. 14, 2021, The Williamsburg Police Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) arrested Brando Alex Pastor Batz, 19, of Henrico County, for abduction and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The victim’s mother reported that her 17-year-old daughter was missing on Oct. 20, 2021. The last time she saw her daughter was on Sept. 30, 2021.

The missing teen was later located in Henrico, Va., and warrants were obtained for Brando Pastor Batz.

According to the CIB, on Dec. 14, 2021, the victim was successfully recovered by law enforcement and Batz was arrested without incident with the assistance of the Henrico Police Department, Henrico Gang Investigations Unit, Henrico Directed Action Response Team (DART), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Batz was booked into the Henrico Regional Jail West and has been charged with one felony count of abduction and kidnapping (18.2-47) and one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor (18.2-371).

Williamsburg Police Department is currently asking that anyone who has information regarding this case to contact the department at (757)-220-2331.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or online through Peninsula Crime Stoppers.

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