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Alabama man whose kidnap victim escaped from trunk at gas station arrested – Timothy Wyatt charged with kidnap and robbery

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Woman escapes from trunk of car after her alleged kidnapper stops for gas in  from a gas station in Clanton, Alabama, Monday
Footage from the gas station shows a man pull to a pump in a blue Taurus, and walk into the convenience store
Less than a minute later, the trunk pops up and a woman jumps out and makes a mad dash towards the store, the driver later identified  as Timothy Wyatt, fled
Wyatt, 36, allegedly entered the woman’s home Monday morning and started strangling her as she slept
When she woke up, he demanded money and then tied the woman up and forced her into her car
Captured Tuesday night, sleeping in an abandoned building, Wyatt faces charges for kidnapping, robbery and domestic violence
He has an unrelated case pending from April,  charged with choking a woman unconscious, leaving her in the woods to die
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Timothy Wyatt was arrested after he allegedly broke into a woman’s home choked her and kidnapped her. He stole the victim’s vehicle and fled when she escaped his clutches
An Alabama man, Timothy Wyatt was arrested after he allegedly broke into a woman’s home choked her and kidnapped her. He stole the victim’s vehicle and fled when she escaped his clutches when he made a pit stop at a gas station in the early hours of Monday.
Surveillance video from the gas station shows the woman climb out of the trunk and flee to safety after the man suspected of kidnapping her stopped for gas.
Footage from a gas station in Clanton shows a blue Ford Taurus pulling up to a pump. A man exits the vehicle and walks into the convenience store. Seconds later, the trunk pops up and a woman jumps out and bolts towards the store.
Video from inside the store shows the woman running to the counter for help as her alleged kidnapper bolts from the store and fled in her car which he’d stolen.

Timothy Wyatt stops at the gas station 1.pngAlleged kidnapper, Timothy Wyatt, drove into the gas station and goes into the convenience store

Police later identified the man as Timothy Wyatt, a fugitive from previous kidnap charges, NBC affiliate, WCMH-TV reports.
Authorities said Wyatt, 36, entered his victim’s home around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, and allegedly started strangling her as she slept. The victim woke up, and Wyatt reportedly demanded money before tying her hands behind her back and forcing her into her blue Ford Taurus.
The kidnapper continuously threatened to stab the victim while driving, and then stopped in a remote area and forced the victim into the trunk of the vehicle. Wyatt then drove to a service station in Clanton, according to the release

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Police said Wyatt threatened to stab the woman several times as he was driving, and at one point stopped in a remote area and made the victim get in the trunk of the car.
He then pulled into the service station for gas.
Wyatt was captured Halloween night as he was sleeping in an abandoned building.
The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office said two officers were performing an extra patrol in the area when they saw someone sleeping inside the Old school building.

Timothy Wyatt's kidnap victim bolts from vehicle.pngThe woman was seen escaping from the trunk of the blue Ford Taurus Wyatt was driving
Timothy Wyatt's kidnap victim runs into gas station convenience store for help.pngThe kidnap victim ran into the store screaming for help

Officers asked the person to uncover himself so they could identify him, and when he did they realized it was Wyatt, who was wanted on nationwide warrants.
Authorities said in April that Wyatt was charged with choking a woman unconscious and leaving her in the woods to die. The April case against Wyatt is still pending.
He’s being held at the Chilton County jail and faces charges for kidnapping, robbery and domestic violence

 

1 Comment on Alabama man whose kidnap victim escaped from trunk at gas station arrested – Timothy Wyatt charged with kidnap and robbery

  1. That awkward moment when you realize your car has a trunk release mechanism just for times like these.

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