Lafayette man charge with kidnapping

Police found the suspect's phone in the victim's car

Posted: Apr. 11, 2018 11:42 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The prosecutor's office has filed several charges against a Lafayette man for trying to steal a woman's cell phone at gunpoint.

According to court documents, police found the suspect because he dropped his cell phone in the woman's car before taking off.

As we've previously reported, the victim was at the Family Express on State Road 38, when a man hopped in her car, pulled out a gun and demanded her cell phone. When she couldn't find it, he gave up.

Police say the victim later found a cell phone her car which belonged to Timothy Jackson of Lafayette. Jackson eventually admitted to getting in the victim's vehicle. His charges include kidnapping, armed robbery, and auto theft.

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