A Dorsey man was charged Friday in Madison County Circuit Court with the felony charge of unlawful restraint and the misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, endangering the health of a child and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, according to a press release from Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz.
Police identified the man as Cory Michael Burtz, 21, of the 4800 block of Seiler Road.
On Thursday, May 8, at about 11:57 a.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 8700 block of Albrecht Road, Staunton. The caller reported Cory Burtz was observed physically shoving and pushing a female into a motor vehicle and driving away. The caller reported the female appeared to have been pushed into the car against her will. Deputies also were notified a small child was in the vehicle at the time of this disturbance. Area police departments were notified to be on the lookout for Burtz, along with the vehicle he was last seen driving with the victim and child. It was determined through investigative efforts that both the child and female resided with Burtz. An exhaustive search for Burtz and the two other individuals was conducted by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office
Detectives with Madison County Sheriff’s Office later located Burtz and the other two individuals at Burtz’s residence in Dorsey. It was determined the female and child had sustained no life-threatening injury and were safe.
Probable cause was established to support a felony charge of unlawful restraint and the misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, endangering the health of a child, and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.
Burtz was transported from the scene of his arrest to the Madison County Jail. He was held pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The felony warrant and information was signed by Judge Richard Tognarelli. Bond was set at $50,000.