Woman Kidnapped, Forced To Give Ride To M'boro

Posted at 1:10 PM, May 31, 2016

A suspect has been arrested after police said he kidnapped a woman in Nashville and forced her to take him to Murfreesboro.

The woman told police she was in the drive thru at the McDonald’s at 2101 Broadway in Nashville when 31-year-old Christopher Herber got in her car and told her to drive him to a Rutherford County motel.

Officials said Herber did not brandish a weapon or claim to have one.  

The woman told police she did not know the man, but said he had used drugs. She complied out of fear for her safety.

When they arrived at the motel, they picked up another man who was apparently acquainted with Herbert. The woman told police she did not know this man, either.

Herbert then allegedly told the woman to drive to the Tiger Mart at 2020 South Church Street in Murfreesboro and gave her $20 for fuel.

She went inside the store and locked herself in the bathroom before calling police. Officers from the Murfreesboro Police Department responded to the scene and took the two men into custody.

Herber was booked into the Rutherford County Jail on charges of kidnapping. Investigators said he was already out on bond from an unrelated case at the time.

Police determined the other man did not know the woman had been kidnapped when he got into the vehicle. He was sent to the hospital to be evaluated for possible drug use.