Columbus man pleaded not guilty to kidnapping his father

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus man pleaded not guilty to kidnapping his father - a top law enforcement official in Muscogee County.

Columbus police say 30-year-old Christopher Whitaker held his father, Chief Assistant District Attorney Alonza Whitaker against his will at gunpoint.

While Whitaker did appear for his 8 a.m. hearing, an officer was not there to offer testimony to the judge.

Whitaker will return to court Monday morning, after a judge-ordered evaluation from the county physician to look into Whitaker's mental health.

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