Nashville Man Charged With Especially Aggravated Kidnapping
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Police have charged a 62-year-old man with especially aggravated kidnapping after an incident that occurred in South Nashville Wednesday afternoon.
Police said that Laterris Drake told officers two men had forced him into his Chevrolet Avalanche outside a home on Tampa Drive around 11 a.m. Drake struggled with the man and he dropped the gun. Drake told police that another man tried restrain him and during the exchange he noticed 62-year-old James Oden walked up to the group.
Oden was said to have picked up the discarded gun and then gave it to his accomplice, who then ordered Drake to get back into the car. Drake complied, and while Oden and his partner got into the back seat with Drake's three-year-old daughter.
Drake pulled over on nearby Harding Place, where there were several police officers on scene for a minor accident. Once again Drake struggled with the gunman inside the car. During the struggle a shot was fired inside the car. An officer noticed the commotion inside the vehicle, and ordered them out of it.
Police said when the officer ordered the men out of the car Oden and his partner immediately got out of the truck and ran. Oden was later arrested inside an apartment complex on Tampa Drive. His accomplice fled along Richbriar Circle. Detectives are working to confirm his identity.
Neither Drake nor his three-year-old daughter were injured during the incident.