A Clarksville man out of jail on bond now faces kidnapping charges following an incident Monday night. According to the report from Clarksville Police, officers responded around 7:26pm to the report of a kidnapping at Dollar General, at 1945 Madison Street.
26-year old Sharonda Belvin told police she went inside the store to pick up some medicine, and left her 7-year old son alone in the backseat of her car, with the vehicle running, and the doors unlocked. Belvin said she thought the doors had locked, but they did not. Belvin came out of the store about 10-15 minutes later and her vehicle and son were gone.
Shortly thereafter, around 7:34pm, the 7-year old child was found by a woman outside the gas station on the Walmart parking lot, on Madison Street, and was taken to the main store. The child told police he had been dropped off by the suspect and gave officers a description of his kidnapper.
During the ensuing search, police went inside of the K-Mart on Madison Street, and located Willie Cole, who closely met the description of the suspect. The keys to the stolen vehicle were found in Cole's pants pocket. The stolen vehicle was then located in the Walmart parking. The child positively identified Cole as the person who took him and the car.
During an interview with police, Cold said he saw the car running and took it because he needed bail money for previous charges. The child was in good spirits, unharmed, and returned to his mother. Cole was then arrested on charges of Theft and Kidnapping.
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