Woman Calls Police Over Alleged Kidnapping By Paraplegic

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 5:52 pm
By: News 9


MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- A Walmart employee called Midwest City police after she said she was kidnapped, along with her four-year-old son, by a man who knows her roommate.

According to police, the 29-year-old woman said 22-year-old Jevon Hughes came over to her home Tuesday night. She said Hughes was a friend of her roommate.

Early Wednesday morning the victim, two children and Hughes went out and made several stops before coming to the Walmart in Midwest City. The victim said during the ordeal she was in fear of her life and believed she had been kidnapped by Hughes.

When they arrived at Walmart, the victim went inside and told management she had been kidnapped and they notified police. She also told management her four-year-old son was being held hostage at gunpoint in the parking lot.

When officers arrived, they found Hughes sitting inside a white Ford Taurus in the parking lot. Hughes, who is a paraplegic, was searched for weapons and police found narcotics on the 22-year-old. No guns were found in the car, however, a knife and tire iron was recovered.

The two small children in the car, both under the age of four, were unharmed and did not appear to be upset.

"This appears to be a very convoluted case. We are still gathering information from the victim and interviewing the suspect. Right now, the only charges against Mr. Hughes are drug related," said Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes.