Georgia man faces kidnapping charges

Staff Writer
Published: 8/10/2018 10:23:40 PM

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Leyden Police and Massachusetts State Police helped Brattleboro Police capture a 22-year-old Georgia man who fled to Massachusetts, during a vehicle chase by police Thursday afternoon.

When captured, Brashad De’Anthony Termaine Jeanes of Georgia was arrested by Brattleboro Police on charges of kidnapping, unlawful restraint in the first degree (holding someone against their will), two counts of extortion and uttering false pretenses (intent to defraud).

Jeanes was ordered held without bail and was to appear at the Windham County Superior Court on Friday to answer his charges.

Brattleboro Police received a call Thursday from a local bank reporting that a man said he was being forced against his will to cash a fake check. When police arrived, they tried to pull over the vehicle involved, but the vehicle drove off. A brief pursuit ended with the suspect’s vehicle crashing in Massachusetts, and the occupants running away. The exact location of the crash was not given.

Later, another vehicle thought to have been involved was pulled over in Guilford, Vt., where Massachusetts State Police, Leyden Police, Vermont State Police and Brattleboro Police arrived. Two men were located, with one fleeing.

According to Brattleboro Police, the victim told them he had been held against his will in Massachusetts, then was taken to Vermont where he was forced to attempt to cash the bad check in two separate locations.

“This incident remains under investigation, and additional arrests are likely,” Brattleboro Police said, in a news statement issued Friday.

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