UPDATE: Hurtsboro Police Chief Arrest Details

July 8, 2008

HURTSBORO, Ala.(WXTX)-- On the night of the 4th of July, Union Springs Police say thirty-year-old Marvin Christian, the acting Police Chief of Hurtsboro, AL abducted his nineteen-year-old ex-girlfriend.

"It started off at a local nightclub called Club Unique and it went from there. He allegedly pulled her out of the club and into his vehicle," said Union Springs Police Chief Clarence Wheeler.

Police say the woman asked for her name not to be released for her safety but they say the argument started because she stopped seeing Christian and he couldn't accept that.

"He rode her around for at least 45 minutes. He stopped at a couple different places alongside the road, including graveyards, and he pulled a handgun on her and threatened to kill her and himself," said Lt. Lewis Murray of the Union Springs Police Department.

Police in Union Springs, where Christian lives, received a call that 2 people were on the side of the road fighting. That's where they found Christian and the victim.

She was taken to the hospital and treated for minor scraped and bruises and he was taken into custody.

But This isn't Christian's first run-in with the law. Our research found that he has faced multiple criminal charges stemming back to 1998 in Bullock, Montgomery, and Chambers county.

Between 1998 and 2004 he was convicted of 6 speeding violations, reckless driving and in Sept of 2000, he was charged and later acquitted of DUI.

He was voted interim police chief in 2007. Hurtsboro City Council members say they did a background check but considered those charges misdemeanors.