At approximately 2:43 p.m. Wednesday, the Madison Police Department received a call from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office advising that two subjects who had been involved in a domestic disturbance were being held by deputies at a convenience store on North Old Canton Road in Madison County and that the incident had originated in the City of Madison.

Upon arrival, officers learned that a female subject involved had been taken against her will from a residence in the city.

Further investigation by officers and investigators determined that a male subject, identified as Thomas M. Vance, 18, of Carthage, had arrived in a vehicle at a 17-year-old female’s residence in the City of Madison to talk to her. 

Vance and the female had formerly been involved in a relationship, according to police. While at the residence the female agreed to get into Vance’s car to talk. A short time later she attempted to exit the vehicle at which time Vance grabbed her and pulled back into the car. Vance then drove off in the vehicle with the victim against her will. The victim attempted to make a cell phone call for assistance while in the vehicle at which time Vance confiscated her phone. 

A short time later a relative of the victim was able to make contact with Vance via cell phone and learned that they were located at the convenience store in Madison County. Shortly thereafter, Madison County deputies were dispatched to the store and secured the individuals. The victim was not injured during the incident.

Vance has been charged with one count of kidnapping and one count of simple domestic violence. He is currently being housed at the Madison County Detention Center awaiting an initial court appearance in Madison Municipal Court.