Two Alabama men charged in separate violent incidents
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WRCB) -- North Alabama officials had a busy weekend, arresting one man on burglary and kidnapping charges and another man domestic assault and drug charges.
In the first incident, Jackson County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of possible kidnapping around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. When they arrived at a residence on County Road 317 in the Letcher Community, the victim told them she had been abducted and tied up at her home by a man who she knew from a previous relationship.
After her kidnapper left the room, she was able to escape and went to a nearby friend's home to call for help.
While a deputy was taking the report, the suspect, James Finch Flowers, 71, showed up at the residence and confessed to the incident.
He was arrested and charged with first degree burglary, first degree kidnapping, and violation of a protection order. His bond has been set at $30,000.
The victim, a 70 year old woman, was not injured during this incident.
Later that evening, around 9:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a 911 call at a residence on County Road 1 in the Paint Rock community, where a 72 year old woman reported that she had assaulted by her son.
When deputies arrived, they were told that the suspect had just fled the scene in a vehicle.
Deputies soon located the suspect, Terris Nathaniel Hastings, 55, parked at the end of a dirt road on County Road 401. Deputies noted he was impaired and smelled of the odor of alcohol.
They also located and seized several pills in his possession which were determined to be controlled substances.
Hastings was arrested and charged with domestic violence by strangulation, third degree domestic violence Assault, DUI (combined drugs and alcohol), and two counts of possession of controlled substances. His bond has been set at $18,000.
The victim was transported to the Huntsville Hospital, treated and later released. The victim received numerous bruises to her face, neck, hands and torso.