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Accident witness kidnapped, wanted suspect arrested

(Source: Columbus Police Department) (Source: Columbus Police Department)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

COLUMBUS, GA - There was a three vehicle accident Sunday at 5:46 p.m. A witness was driving by and stopped to make sure that one of the drivers was OK. 

The driver of the first car, Trenton Clemons, told her that they were fine. He then walked to her passenger side door, reached in through her half rolled up window and let himself in to her car. 

When he got in, he yelled, "Drive! Drive! Drive!" The victim told Clemons that she wasn't going anywhere. He responded with, "You better drive."  

He reached for his right pocket as if he was pulling a gun. The driver was scared for her life so she started to drive slowly from Macon Rd. to the parking lot of K-Mart.

Clemons saw the police coming so he jumped from the still moving vehicle and ran into K-Mart. Police arrested him in the K-Mart and charged him with kidnapping and simple assault along with traffic charges for the accident.

While they were checking his car, an officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana inside. He found a garbage back with two zip locks of marijuana worth $5,528.

Clemon's had $3,003 in cash and was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

A computer check showed that he had eight outstanding warrants for his arrest, including kidnapping, aggravated assault, burglary, two counts of theft by taking of motor vehicles, battery, and two counts of simple battery.

He was taken to the Medical Center, treated for chest pains, then taken to the county jail.

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