Woman facing charges after alleged naked break-in, attempted kidnapping of young children

Published: Nov. 7, 2019 at 6:24 AM EST
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One woman is facing charges after entering a home naked, attempting to kidnap two young children, and trying to escape from law enforcement, West Virginia State Police said.

Troopers said it happened just after 6 p.m. Monday in Genoa along Route 152.

Katrina Lynn Wilson, 25, of Fort Gay, was arrested and charged with assault, kidnapping, nighttime burglary and attempted escape, among other charges.

The victim said that she and her two grandchildren, ages 9 months and 3 years old, were lying down on the couch when Wilson began trying to open a locked door. The victim said she grabbed her grandchildren and began to run down the hallway when Wilson was able to get the locked door open.

The victim said Wilson grabbed the 3 year old, claiming that he was her son and that he is “Jesus Christ”. The victim says Wilson made unwanted physical contact with both of the grandchildren.

The victim said she was able to get the 9-month old locked into a bathroom, and after a 10 minute fight with Wilson, the victim's husband came home. Wilson hit the victim in the face with several punches. The victim's husband was able to hold Wilson’s arms apart long enough for the victim to grab the three year old. Her husband was holding down Wilson when troopers arrived.

After a struggle, they took Wilson into custody.

At the State Police Wayne Detachment, troopers provided Wilson with a sweatshirt and sweatpants, but say Wilson took the clothing off numerous times and was combative to the officers. When troopers tried to fingerprint Wilson, they say she grabbed a trooper’s tie, and wouldn't let go until he took it off.

Troopers put Wilson in hand restraints, an pair of hobble restraints that were tied around her legs, and a seat belt to take her to jail. Troopers say Wilson was able to get out of the hobble restraints and seat belt, before she climbed into the front of the parked cruiser and was found in the driver's seat. Troopers put her back in hobble restraints to take her to jail.

Wilson is being held in the Western Regional Jail on a $450,000 bond.

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