Estranged partner assaults, kidnaps woman in St. Clair County, police say

Gabriel Wagner accused of assaulting 2 people, kidnapping estranged wife

Gabriel Charles Wagner (Michigan State Police)

EAST CHINA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man kidnapped his estranged partner in St. Clair County after attacking her and her companion, officials said.

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Michigan State Police said a 55-year-old woman was kidnapped around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 1) by Gabriel Charles Wagner, 52, of St. Clair Shores, in a black 2007 Honda Accord.

Wagner assaulted the woman’s companion, a 47-year-old man, at a home in the area of 5231 Pointe Drive in East China Township, according to authorities. He then kidnapped her, police said.

Officials believe the woman was “severely assaulted” and needs medical attention.

Wagner is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair.

Police said the Accord has Michigan registration No. DAB8010. They believe Wagner is heading out of state.

Wagner has four firearms registered to him, state police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

A black 2007 Honda Accord linked to a June 1, 2022, kidnapping case in St. Clair County. (Michigan State Police)

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