Police: Woman escapes when alleged kidnapper falls asleep

A quick-thinking woman who was allegedly kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend was able to send a text message for help before escaping when he fell asleep on Wednesday, say Clayton County Police.

She was kidnapped on Monday and held in a home in Southwest Atlanta until she escaped, said Eddie Soto, Clayton County Police spokesman.

According to Soto, here’s what happened:

The woman was taken from her Forest Park home on Murray Lake Court to a home in Southwest Atlanta by her ex-boyfriend on Monday. She was held in a house in the 200th block of Fletcher Street until Wednesday. Before fleeing, she was able to text her current boyfriend, who alerted her mother, who then contacted Clayton police, Soto said.

The Atlanta Police Department’s SWAT team and the Clayton County police arrived at the home shortly after the woman escaped. After executing a search warrant, officers arrested Jawaski Antwon Cross on kidnapping charges.

Clayton Police detectives are still investigating the incident.