Cops: Wanted suspect kidnapped relative, pistol-whipped man

Jamarious Foster

Jamarious Foster

A 22-year-old man is on the run after authorities said he attacked and threatened his family and pistol-whipped another man, Athens-Clarke County police said.

Police were told that Jamarious Foster had been acting strangely since about 1 p.m. on March 13.

Foster fired a gun multiple times and even tried to run his aunt off the road while she was driving, according to a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Dominique Hubbard, a family member, told police that Foster had been drinking all day and had likely been emotional because it had been a year since his father was murdered.

Later that night, Foster, Hubbard and another man, Dominique Rittle, were in a car when police said Foster “went crazy,” pulled out a gun and hit Rittle in the back of the head four or five times. Foster then ordered Hubbard to drive them to the hospital.

“As they got near the hospital, Foster changed his mind and was afraid the other two would snitch on him,” Athens-Clarke County police Office Hunter Blackmon wrote in his report.

Foster then got out of the car and held Hubbard and Rittle at gunpoint, according to the report. With a gun pointed squarely in his face, Hubbard asked Foster: “You really going to point that at your own family?”

Police said Foster then looked away and Hubbard ran behind a building. Foster continued calling Hubbard’s name, asking where he was and threatening to kill him, according to the report. But once Hubbard came from behind the building, the car — along with Foster and Rittle — were gone.

The threats against Hubbard didn’t end there. He told police Foster had been calling his phone wanting to know his whereabouts.

Foster faces four counts of aggravated assault, two counts of kidnapping and an armed robbery charge.

— Staff writer Raisa Habersham contributed to this article.

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