CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The four men accused of kidnapping a man in the Downtown area and robbing his home have been charged with another kidnapping as part of a larger crime spree.
This incident occurred around 4:40 in the morning on August 28th.
According to police, the 26-year-old victim says he was walking from his car to his place of business at 200 High Street, when he was rushed by a black man pointing a gun at him.
Officers say the suspects, identified as 19-year-old Christopher Turner, 19-year-old Jeffery McClendon, Jr., 20-year-old Twain Jackson and an unnamed 17-year-old, forced the victim into the trunk of his car and began to drive around, asking the victim about his residence.
Police say the victim was able to escape from the back of the car in the area of Holtzclaw and Bailey Avenue. That's the same area where the 19-year-old victim taken from Downtown was released. He ran to the Salvation Army and called police.
CPD says around 5:30 a.m., the suspects kicked in the door of an apartment at 4119 Tennessee Avenue. Officers say the suspects, armed with a handgun, attacked two men inside the apartment before taking several items and fleeing in the kidnap victim's car.
According to police, the apartment the suspects broke into was next door to the kidnap victim's apartment.
Police say the four men confessed to their part in all of these crimes. The have been charged with various counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, theft over $1000, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping.
Officers say charges for robbery are still pending.