Douglasville man arrested, accused of abducting woman at knifepoint in her car

Jarrett Allen Lord
Jarrett Allen Lord

A Douglasville man was arrested and charged with several crimes related to ambushing a woman in her car and abducting her at knifepoint.

According to Carrollton police, Jarrett Allen Lord, 26, hid in a woman’s car as she dropped her children off at her mother’s house last Tuesday before confronting her from the third row of her Dodge Journey while brandishing a knife.

Authorities charged him with kidnapping, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, hijacking a motor vehicle, entering an automobile with intent to commit a felony, second-degree criminal damage to property and criminal trespass. Police confirmed that Lord and the victim had a relationship prior to the incident.

Police said Lord was caught on surveillance cameras as he parked his gray Dodge Charger at Carrollton High School, located near the victim’s mother’s house. He exited his vehicle around 5:30 a.m., removed an object from the trunk and walked into the woods bordering the high school, authorities said.

From there, Lord allegedly entered the victim’s car while she dropped off her children with her mother. As she drove away, Allen moved to the second row of the vehicle, holding the knife to the victim’s chest and questioning her about her personal life.

Police said the victim was able to escape the slow-moving vehicle, but Lord recaptured her. He then took over driving and went to her residence in Temple.

Once they arrived, she was able to get out of the moving vehicle again and call the police. She suffered minor abrasions from the pavement but no major injuries, police said.

Lord was denied bail and remains in custody at the Carroll County Jail.

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