By Dave Burke For Mailonline
Published: 08:56 BST, 3 August 2017 | Updated: 08:56 BST, 3 August 2017
Kareim Ali Muhammad Moore, 43, has been charged with abduction and felony assault and battery
A father has been arrested for keeping a seriously-ill woman and two children captive for more than two years.
The three escaped through a side door and made a run for freedom when deputies called at an address in Spotsylvania, Virginia, on Saturday.
Kareim Ali Muhammad Moore, 43, has been charged with abduction and felony assault and battery.
The 32-year-old woman is currently in a serious condition in hospital due to health problems which had been allowed to go untreated.
It is not known what the relationship was between Moore and the woman, Spotsylvania Sheriff Lt C. A. Carey told CBS6.
The two children, who Moore is the father of, are aged 11 and eight.
Officers were making a welfare call to the home when the woman and children ran toward them.
Officers were making a welfare call to the home when the