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Sheriff Valenza Hold Press Conference on Saturday's Kidnapping

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Apr 08 2019 3:28 PM

HOUSTON COUNTY: As you recall Saturday we posted an article about someone kidnapping a female and getting into a chase then a wreck. This afternoon Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza held a press conference to explain the chain of events that day.


On April 6th between 8:30 am and 9:30 am the suspect Ronnie Roberts forced his way into a home on WG Bond Road in Bay Springs. The suspect assaulted two females and kidnapped one of them and fled the scene. A bolo was issued and the suspect was spotted by deputies responding to the call.


The deputy was working a traffic grant and heard the call while responding spotted the vehicle and turned around on it. The driver fed and turned left on John D Odom sideswiping another vehicle and the female passenger jumped from the vehicle.


The deputy stopped to check on the victim and the driver continued down John D Odom until he struck another vehicle and fled on foot, But didn't get to far. A K-9 unit quickly apprehended the suspect.


The suspect 54 year old Ronnie Roberts is charged with Kidnapping 1st degree, Burglary 1st degree and Domestic Violence 2nd degree and is currently locked up in the Houston County Jail on a No Bond.



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