Busted: Alabama kidnapping suspect in custody

Timothy Wyatt is accused of forcing a woman into a car. Surveillance video shows her escaping and the suspect fleeing at a service station in Clanton, Alabama.

PRATTVILLE. Ala. — An armed and “extremely” dangerous suspect in a violent kidnapping in Autauga County is in custody.

Timothy Jabbar Wyatt, 36, was arrested at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday by the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office following a traffic stop, a release from CrimeStoppers reads. He is charged in that county with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

“We are very relieved to have this dangerous man off the streets,” said Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger. “He was extremely dangerous. And we would like to thank the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office, and all other agencies, who assisted in the search and capture of Wyatt.”

Wyatt is wanted on kidnapping, robbery and burglary charges in Autauga County, courthouse records show. Wednesday morning he was still be held in the Chilton County Jail on the drug charges. He will be transferred to the Autauga Metro Jail when he is released in Chilton County, Sedinger said.

Wyatt could not be reached for comment. Autauga County Courthouse records show he doesn’t have an attorney on the charges here.

The case has received nationwide media attention, the sheriff said. Authorities released chilling surveillance video of the victim in the case escaping from the trunk of Wyatt’s vehicle after he pulled up at a gas station in Clanton.

At 2:30 a.m. Monday, the victim awoke to Wyatt on top of her, sheriff’s office reports show. Wyatt allegedly demanded money from the victim and restrained her hands behind her before forcing her into a Ford Taurus. He allegedly drove around the rural parts of the county, threatening her, before forcing her in the trunk of the vehicle.

She was able to make her escape when Wyatt pulled up at a service station in the 2100 block of Seventh Street South in Clanton. He allegedly texted the victim while he was on the lam  to tell her that the wants to see her and her children one more time before he dies.

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