March 4, 2024
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Kidnapping victim found safe after carjacking by runaway juvenile

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On Tuesday, March 16, Crockett County Dispatch received a call stating that a lady had been dragged by a vehicle across Flash Market parking lot in Bells.

The person ran back into Flash Market and dispatch soon received a call from another lady stating that she had been kidnapped.

The person reported as being dragged across the parking lot was a 15-year-old runaway juvenile from Blytheville, Arkansas. She was reported as a runaway juvenile on Monday, March 15 and entered into Network Communications International Corp. (NCIC).

The juvenile then carjacked the adult female that reported being kidnapped while in Blytheville.

The juvenile then forced the adult female to drive her to East Tennessee while holding her at gunpoint.

The two stopped at Flash Market so that the victim could use the restroom before noon on Tuesday.

The two entered the store and when they exited, the victim remained a distance away from the juvenile and found an opportunity to enter the vehicle and lock the doors, not allowing the juvenile to reenter the vehicle.

The victim then started to back out of the parking lot and the runaway juvenile held on to the vehicle as it crossed the parking lot before finally letting go.

The victim then drove to Subway in Bells and notified police that she had been kidnapped in Blytheville.

Bells Police Department, Crockett County Sheriff’s Department, Blytheville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are actively investigating this case.

The juvenile was taken in to custody by the Crockett County Sheriff’s Department for aggravated kidnapping out of Blytheville and received medical attention at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.



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