Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Local Kidnap Suspect Arrested In Mississippi

The Putnam County sheriff's department has now arrested a woman wanted in connection with a case in October in which an Algood man is accused of kidnapping his mother.  Police say that Jeffrey Bryant had beaten his mother in her home and that "when she attempted to leave, he grabbed her by the hair of the head, dragged her back into the house, and tied her up with an electric cord."  They say he and his girlfriend, Brandi Leigh Bryant, later drove the woman against her will to a hospital in Madison, Tennessee, where they dropped her off.  Bryant was later arrested in Union County, Tennessee, on unrelated charges, but authorities had been looking for Brandi Bryant until she, too, was arrested -- in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  Deputy Patrick Storie with the U.S. Marshal's Task Force went to Mississippi and returned her to Cookeville, where she appeared in court on Monday.