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Man Arrested After Allegedly Kidnapping Ex-Boyfriend From Camping Trip

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A Middletown man is under arrest after he allegedly kidnapped his ex-boyfriend from a camping trip in Newington and assaulted the man. Samuel Crain, 20, of Middletown has been charged with second-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault, third-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening, breach of peace, third-degree criminal mischief and criminal violation of a protective order.

Newington police say they were called to Mountain Road around 3:45 a.m. Saturday on a report that two men had been camping on Cedar Mountain when the ex-boyfriend of one of the men showed up and forced him into a vehicle.

Crain and the victim were located at a residence in Middletown. Police say the victim received significant injuries to his face during an assault.

Crain is being held on a $125,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Monday.

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