Kidnapping Suspect Being
Held Without Bond

Press Release

Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime


Date: January 29, 2014


Sheriff Chuck Smith advised that on January 27, 2013 about 1730 hours the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2800 block of Sewell Road, Grantville, Georgia in regard to a reported kidnapping. Upon arrival on the scene deputies made contact with a female victim who reported that her estranged husband had forced her into his vehicle at gun point. The female then was transported to a secluded dirt road located in the area.

“During the course of this abduction and assault the female victim was able to gain possession of the firearm and was able to escape in the vehicle. She was very fortunate to be able to escape during this very volatile situation. Our investigation revealed that the male suspect had taken substantial steps to cause her grave bodily harm during this incident. We were able to determine this not only from witness statements but also from physical evidence found at the scene. This young lady chose to survive this horrendous incident and to escape. Her bravery is commendable. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries.” Smith stated.

“We established a large scale perimeter and search of the area regarding this matter. Our last known location of the suspect being that he was on foot in the wooded area adjacent to the secluded dirt road. We brought in our tracking K-9 and had air support from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. However the suspect was able to elude capture at that time. The last known address on the suspect was in Troup County, Georgia. We had a bolo placed on this subject with all of our surrounding jurisdictions.” Smith advised.

“We were able to apprehend the offender, identified as Nathan Baker, W/M, 29 yoa., on 01/28/2014 at approximately 1500 hours. He was apprehended by our units in the northwest portion of Meriwether County.” Baker is being held without bond in the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Jail on the charges of Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. The charges being under the family violence act. I am very appreciative of the assistance that we received from the Hogansville and Grantville Police Departments as well as the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.” Smith stated.

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