Auburn man arrested on kidnapping, assault charges

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – An Auburn man has been arrested on kidnapping, assault, and reckless endangerment charges.

On Tuesday, Auburn police arrested 35-year-old David R. Brewer II from Auburn on warrants charging him with second-degree kidnapping, third-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.

On Saturday afternoon after 4 p.m., police and paramedics responded to a call on the 1600 block of Opelika Rd. in reference to a 27-year-old female found unresponsive in a car.

The victim was treated for dehydration, minor bruises, and abrasions and later released.

Further investigation determined that Brewer and the victim both worked at Applebee's in Auburn located in the 1600 block of Opelika Road.

Detectives determined, through video surveillance footage, that Brewer was responsible for taking the victim from the business after it was closed during the early morning hours of Feb. 18, placing her into his vehicle and leaving with her.

Police are investigating the possibility that Brewer drugged the victim, kidnapped her from the restaurant and potentially sexually assaulted her.

The victim was discovered hours later inside of her locked vehicle in a nearby parking lot, still incapacitated and suffering from dehydration, minor bruises, and abrasions.

The case remains under investigation and additional charges are possible.

Brewer was transported to the Lee County Jail where he is being held on a $27,000 bond.

"In a situation like this it's tragic where a victim is taken advantage of, it's very tragic, and we are going to do everything we can to investigate and vigorously peruse the person responsible and get justice," said Captain Lorenza Dorsey with the Auburn Police Department.  "This may not be the first time he has done this or his first victim, so we are investigating that his background, his employment history to determine if there were other incidents."

We also reached out to management at Applebee's, who declined to comment at this time.

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