COLUSA, CA - Authorities say a Yuba City woman and her 3-year-old son were held against their will by her ex-boyfriend for 10 days.
The 33-year-old woman and her son finally escaped Thursday while the suspect, identified as Jermaine Lonell Roberts was asleep, according to a news release from the Colusa Police Department.
The woman was in her car on the 500 block of Clay Street in Colusa with her son asleep in the back seat on New Year's Eve about 11 p.m. when Roberts allegedly forced her to drive to his home on Oak Street outside of the town of Colusa.
Roberts allegedly wouldn't allow his former girlfriend to leave, beating her when she tried to and causing significant injuries, the news release stated.
When the woman was able to successfully get away Thursday, a passerby saw her and her son and took them to the Colusa County Sheriff's Department.