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Police: Woman shot during fake abduction

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Brian Williams

Police say a Davenport man faked an abduction and had his girlfriend shot because he wanted to break up with her. 

Brian Williams, 36, and Brittany Hamilton were reportedly bound with duct tape and abducted from their shared home in the 6000 block of Hillandale Road just before 4 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2012.

Hamilton told Scott County Deputies she and Williams were taken to a field near the Flying J where they were assaulted, shot at and left in a ditch. Brittany Hamilton was shot in the leg.

Hamilton walked in to the Flying J to report the shooting.

Hamilton told police she thought the suspects had taken Williams with them when they left her in the ditch.  Police found Williams a short time later, with duct tape on him, walking in the 2000 block of West 58th. He had no apparent injuries.

Their investigation led police to conclude Williams had actually conspired with three other men to stage the abduction, assault and shooting.  Police said Williams and the three other people also went to the home of Hamilton’s new boyfriend where they allegedly poured several gallons of gasoline around the house and set it on fire.

All five people inside the home escaped without injuries.

Police said Williams concocted the abduction and assault because he wanted to end his relationship with Hamilton.

Police said they were searching for Williams.  He is charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree arson, assault causing serious injury and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Anyone who sees Williams should call 911.