Chancey Earl Droney, 42, faces more than a dozen charges, including rape, sodomy and kidnapping, from the Adairsville Police Department and the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office in the incident police said ended at a Ramada Inn at about 10:20 p.m. Sunday night.
According to Adairsville Police Chief Robert Jones, officers were called to the hotel and were told that Droney abducted the woman in Cherokee County, bound her with duct tape and drove her to the hotel.
The woman —whose name has not been released — was “visibly traumatized” after police found her and was sent to a sexual assault center for treatment, Jones said in a news release Monday.
Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Grant said Droney had asked the woman to meet him at the restaurant in the Holly Springs area Sunday afternoon.
Once they met, police say Droney pulled out a knife and ordered the woman to get in his car.
“Droney took the victim to a secluded location in Cherokee County where he sexually assaulted her,” Grant said in a news release Monday. “Droney then took the victim to a hotel in Adairsville where the assault continued.”
The woman was able to get away from Droney and asked a clerk at the hotel for help.
The clerk called 911.
Before Adairsville officers took Droney in, he cut himself, police said.
“Officers attended to Droney’s wounds and accompanied him to Gordon Hospital, where he was later taken into custody and transported to the Bartow County jail,” Jones said.
According to the Bartow jail, Droney was isolated and on suicide watch Monday night.