A warrant is being issued for a Little Rock, Arkansas man who is accused of kidnapping, and his victim has also been arrested and returned to Searcy, Arkansas.
Sheriff Ron Lockhart said Monday morning that Theodore Redman is still in the Sequoyah County Jail after his arrest early Sunday on Interstate 40 with his 24-year-old victim, Mylishia Brooks.
Lockhart said Redman is to be extradited to Little Rock on the kidnapping charge. In the meantime, Redman's alleged victim, Brooks, has been returned to Searcy, Arkansas in White County, where she has a extradition warrant for parole violation.
Lockhart said he hasn't talked to the suspect about extradition and does not know if he will fight the extradition warrant or not.
Redman and Brooks did know each other before the alleged kidnapping, Lockhart said.
The incident began Saturday evening when Redman allegedly kidnapped Brooks at gunpoint at about 8 p.m. He is also accused of shooting at Brooks' mother during the kidnap.
Redman's time in Sequoyah County began about 4 a.m. Sunday when he crossed the state line into Oklahoma and ran into the rear of a semi in the west-bound lane on Interstate 40. The semi driver pulled over and contacted authorities and Deputy Jeremy Walters began a search for Redman's vehicle. When Walters spotted the vehicle east of Sallisaw and tried to pull it over, the driver drove away and attempted to make a U turn west of Sallisaw. Instead he ran into the median cable barrier, and was taken into custody.
The passenger in the car, Brooks, told Walters she was a kidnap victim. Both were taken to area hospitals to be treated for bruises suffered when the vehicle hit the barrier.
Lockhart said Redman told authorities later he was driving to Oklahoma City.
In addition to the kidnapping charge, Redman may also face additional charges in Sequoyah County.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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