Suspect arrested in New Orleans East kidnapping

Published: Aug. 1, 2017 at 3:20 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2017 at 4:20 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with a New Orleans East kidnapping, according to New Orleans Police Department reports.

Michael Jacobs, 35, was found and arrested a kidnapping in the 14700 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

The victim, a 24-year-old man, told police that on Monday around 5 p.m., Jacobs and a woman, identified as 44-year-old Patrice Felton, approached him and a witness and punched both of them in the face.

Jacobs pointed a firearm at the victim and threatened to kill him, then forced him into his vehicle and drove the victim to a nearby park in the 13000 block of North Nemours Street.

Jacobs fled on foot when he saw NOPD units in the area.

Felton was arrested at the scene.

Jacobs was wanted on charges of simple kidnapping, false imprisonment while armed with a firearm, aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and two counts of simple battery.

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