Arrest Made in Abduction of Montgomery Co. Circuit Court Judge

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    Police in Florida say they've arrested the man accused of kidnapping and assaulting a Montgomery County judge. 24-year-old Rickley Senning was arrested in Miami last night. (Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014)

    Police in Miami, Florida., have arrested a 24-year-old man who allegedly assaulted and kidnapped a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge last week.

    Sources say Rickley Joshua Senning was taken into custody just before 10 p.m. Tuesday after the landlord of the apartment he was renting noticed he was acting strangely and called police.

    When officers arrived, Senning attempted to flee but was captured. A record check revealed the warrant for his arrest issued in Maryland.

    Senning is accused of assaulting a judge, stealing her car and crashing it near a supermarket on Darnestown Road in Germantown on May 19.

    The judge, 53, was able to get away by jumping out of the car and running to a nearby store for help.

    Sources tell News4 that Senning was hospitalized after the incident, but discharged before police got to him to make an arrest.

    The victim, sources say, is Audrey Creighton, a circuit court judge. Court records also show Creighton had served as Senning's public defender in a trespassing case when he was 19.

    Creighton had filed a protective order against Senning the day after the crash, saying he had lived with her in her Montgomery County home in the summer of 2013 and for a brief period in early May. Creighton wrote that Senning had grabbed her head and yanked her during an argument.

    Creighton hasn't responded to News4's calls for comment.

    Senning faces numerous charges, including kidnapping.