Adult Victim Kidnapped, Assaulted In East Nashville

Posted at 6:18 PM, Nov 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-19 19:18:47-05

Police said they’re searching for those responsible for kidnapping and assaulting an adult victim.

The incident began shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday at the Speedway gas station in the 2600 block of Gallatin Pike.

Witnesses said two men approached the victim and assaulted him before throwing him in the back of his own car and driving away.

Police said they immediately began searching for the victim, and a short time later, the victim got in contact with deputies in Williamson County.

He told them he had escaped and was in their jurisdiction.

Authorities found the victim and said he had suffered minor injuries. The suspects left in the victim’s car.

Officials said they’ve identified a possible suspect, and they added they believe the victim was targeted by the suspect over a prior dispute.

The investigation remained ongoing.