Teen arrested for carjacking, kidnapping woman Saturday in Chattanooga
An 18-year-old is behind bars facing charges for kidnapping and carjacking.
A woman told Chattanooga police that four black males carjacked her while she was standing outside near her vehicle in the 200 block of West 38th Street around midnight Saturday, according to an arrest report.
She said the men approached her, and one of them pointed a gun at her head. They then ordered her to get in the vehicle and drive them to Wheeler Homes. Chattanooga police said the woman did as they commanded out of fear that she would be shot.
Once in the vehicle, one of the men told her to drive them to a gas station on Rossville Boulevard, the report continued. When they arrived, one of the suspects took her keys and several of the men went into the store. One of the suspects stayed with the woman in the vehicle.
The suspects then had her take them to East 34th Street where they took her keys again.
According to the arrest affidavit, the victim told officers, "they hit me in the face and began to drag me out of my vehicle."
The suspects managed to pull the some of the victim's clothing off while dragging her from the vehicle.
The affidavit said the suspects then began pouring oil on the victim's vehicle in an effort to set the car on fire with her still in it.
She told officers that the suspects stole multiple personal items from her, the report continued.
When the suspect's fled the scene, the victim went to get help, Chattanooga police said.
Officers were able to see the suspects getting out of the vehicle and going into the gas station using surveillance footage. One of the men was identified as Gordon Ray 3rd.
Ray has been taken into custody.
He faces charges of:
- Aggravated kidnapping
- Aggravated robbery
- Sexual battery
Ray is due in court on October 1.
If you have any information about the other suspects, please call Chattanooga police at 423-698-2525.