Tuesday, July 1 2014, 05:14 PM EDT
Father, Son Charged in Kidnapping and Robbery
A father and son have been charged with kidnapping and robbery.
DeKalb County, Ala. Sheriff Jimmy Harris says Bobby Lynn Dowdy Sr. (left), 55, and Bobby Lynn Dowdy, Jr. (right), 35, were arrested by investigators and drug task force agents at a home on County Road 9 near Crossville, Ala.
The sheriff said the two men robbed and kidnapped the victim, driving him around the county. The victim said he believed at one point he was going to be killed.
"I'm glad this didn't turn into a homicide," said the sheriff. "After looking at the information we have now, it looks like it got pretty close. I expect additional charges when this goes to the grand jury. I'm glad this young man is safe after this ordeal."
Both Dowdy and his son are in the DeKalb County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.