Three men accused of kidnapping a man and woman and beating them with an axe handle Friday night have been arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.
42 year old Jimmy Tolbert (J.J.) Hendrixson, Jr., 36 year old Casey Joseph Jacobs, and 48 year old Comas Brian Higgins all of Old Snow Hill Road, Dowelltown are each charged with two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping. Bond for each is $150,000 and they will be in court July 31.
According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Hendrixson, Jacobs, and Higgins met their victims at a bridge on the New Bildad Road Friday night, July 18 and assaulted them with an axe handle. Both victims were then tied up and their mouths were taped shut. The male victim managed to escape and ran to a residence nearby where he called for help. The three abductors then drove the female victim to their home on the Old Snow Hill Road.
"After we got the call, I along with detectives and deputies of the sheriff's department arrived (on New Bildad Road) and found an individual (male victim) who had minor injuries. We took a statement from him and learned who the individuals were who assaulted and tied him up. He told us of a female that had been done the same way. We found her (at residence on Old Snow Hill Road) and took her into safe keeping. We arrested the three individuals responsible," said Sheriff Ray.
The arrest warrants against Hendrixson, Jacobs, and Higgins all allege that on Friday, July 18 they held a woman and man against their will. The man and woman were tied up with a rope and their mouths were taped shut. The man and woman had each been assaulted with an axe handle. The woman had several marks on her body from the axe handle and rope. The man suffered bodily injuries causing him to be transported by DeKalb EMS to the hospital where he was treated and released. Neither victim was seriously hurt in the attack.
Sheriff Ray gave no motive for the kidnapping and assault saying the case remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Department.
Meanwhile in other cases, 53 year old David Michael Petty of the Loop Road, Smithville is charged aggravated burglary and theft of property over $1,000. His bond is $17,000 and he will be in court August 21. Petty was arrested on Monday, July 14. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, July 8 Petty allegedly broke into a residence on Man Hill Road and stole jewelry which he later pawned at a local jewelry store and at a pawn shop in Warren County. The case was investigated by a criminal detective of the sheriff's department.
25 year old Toni Michelle Lloyd-Turner of Old Bildad Road, Smithville is charged with failure to appear and criminal impersonation and she will be in court July 17. Her bond totals $7,000. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, July 9 a deputy went to a residence on Old Bildad Road to serve an arrest warrant on Turner. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman (Turner) who identified herself several times as "Jessica". The officer placed the woman (Turner) under arrest after recognizing her as the woman pictured on the warrant. Turner later admitted to being Turner.
43 year old Christopher Brian Pack of Morrison is charged with driving on a revoked license. He was further issued a citation for no tail light. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court July 24. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, July 16 a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a 1994 Ford Escort on Highway 70 for having a tail light out. Pack was driving the car. A computer check revealed Pack's drivers license were revoked for DUI. He was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
51 year old David Ray Johnson of Old Blue Springs Road, Smithville is charged with theft of property under $500. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court July 24. Johnson was arrested on Thursday, July 17. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, July 11 Johnson allegedly stole a gold ring bearing the victim's engraved initials and sold it to a local jewelry store. The case was investigated by a criminal detective of the sheriff's department.
60 year old Thomas Bruce Greene of Anderson Hollow Road, Liberty is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence and a second offense of driving on a suspended license. He was further issued a citation for failing to maintain his lane of travel. His bond is $6,000 and he will be in court July 24. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, July 17 a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a 1987 Chevy pickup truck for failing to maintain its lane of travel (crossing the white line of the road several times). Greene was the driver. The officer spoke with Greene and detected a strong odor of alcohol on his person and his speech was slurred. The deputy asked Greene to step out of the truck. Greene was very unsteady on his feet. Greene submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He also took a blood test. A computer check revealed his license were suspended for a DUI in Georgia.
60 year old Dale Allen Golden of North Congress Boulevard, Smithville is charged with violation of an order of protection. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court July 31. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, July 19 Golden allegedly violated an order of protection taken out against him by his wife. The arresting officer witnessed Golden standing in the yard of a residence where his wife was present. Golden told the officer he was aware he was violating the order of protection by being there.