Update in reported kidnapping of Columbus man

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A Columbus business owner,who says he was kidnapped tells police he does not want the case investigated anymore.

Forty-six-year-old Samuel Lamberson disappeared from Steelmaster, a wrought iron business he co-owns on Hamilton Road, on January 18th.

Lamberson says two, possibly three men, came to his business that morning, put a bag over his head and put him in the trunk of his car. He told detectives the men drove him to White Oak Creek south of Eufaula where they let him go.

Police say Lamberson stated he caught two rides to Fort Mitchell, Alabama to a relative's house where he called his family to tell them he was alright.

According to investigators, his car was later found near Hatchechubbee Creek with cash and his wallet inside.

Lamberson says he never saw his kidnappers and didn't know what they wanted from him.

He was scheduled to meet with Columbus detectives this week for more interviews but investigators say he signed a waiver of prosecution Thursday morning, closing out the case.

No arrests were made during the course of the investigation.

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