Deputies searching for man accused of kidnapping, sexual assault


UPDATE: Robert Christopher Ellis has been apprehended.

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Itawamba County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man accused of kidnapping and sexual assault.

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Deputies said Robert Christopher Ellis allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman before she was able to escape when he pulled over at a local store to let her get a drink of water

The woman is currently in the hospital.

Ellis could potentially be driving a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser. Deputies also believe he might be in the Carolina community in Itawamba County.