Two accused kidnappers were arrested and a third suspect is on the run after the victim led Atlanta police to a car where the suspects were found sleeping.
Antonio Clark spotted the blue Hyundai Sonata in the 200 block of Cleveland Avenue on Tuesday, Atlanta police said. It was the same car that he was forced into at gunpoint just days ago.
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Police went to the car and found Dwayne Holt, Kenneth Lewis, and James Davis asleep with the engine off. Not long after questioning, Holt and Lewis were arrested and taken to the Fulton County jail, where they remain on aggravated assault, kidnapping and armed robbery charges.
Davis, who is wanted in the crime, told police he “needed to go pick someone up” and left the scene.
Authorities had been searching for the men since Saturday, when a shivering, half-naked Clark was found knocking on doors in a southwest Atlanta apartment complex asking residents to call the police.
Just before 6:40 a.m. Saturday, police said Clark was kidnapped at gunpoint outside his apartment. Clark told police he didn’t want to get shot, so he followed the suspects’ commands.
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A gun was aimed at Clark the entire ride, police said, as the alleged kidnappers drove him to a gas station on Cleveland Avenue before going to a nearby apartment complex.
Police said Clark was then forced out of the car as another man — who Clark said appeared out of nowhere — ordered him to strip, according to a police report. Clark was down to a sweater and torn boxers, when the accused men made off with Clark’s blue jeans, a pair of multicolored Nike shoes, his wallet, $350 and cell phone.
Clark was eventually let go and jumped a gate to a separate neighborhood, where he was found with multiple cuts to his legs and hands.
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