1 man arrested in Chester for abduction of Rock Hill man

adouglas@heraldonline.comMay 16, 2014 

Jeremy Legette

A 40-year-old Rock Hill man was abducted, tied up with shoe strings and put in the trunk of his own car on Thursday night in Chester County, sheriff’s office officials say.

By Saturday morning, Chester police had charged Jeremy Legette, 23, with assault and battery, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy, Chester County Detention Center records show. On Friday, police had arrested Legette for public disorderly conduct, according to the sheriff's office detention center's website.

Legette's bond has been denied.

Police say the Rock Hill man was assaulted and abducted at a home on Roundtree Circle in Chester after following someone there from Rock Hill. The man, whose mouth was wrapped in tape, escaped by pulling on the car’s trunk release, according to a Chester County Sheriff’s Office report.

At least three men were involved in the abduction, the report states.

After the man escaped from the trunk of his car, he was chased on foot by Legette, according to sheriff’s office records. A Chester resident saw the men fighting on Pine Street and called police, the report states.

The man who was abducted was taken to the hospital after sustaining injuries from jumping out of the moving car. Authorities say at least two other men who are suspected of being in the car fled the scene.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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