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Two people face kidnapping charges after incident in Rochester

Two people face kidnapping charges after incident in Rochester

Two people from Rochester face felony charges of kidnapping after allegedly holding an 18-year-old man against his will for several hours.

Erica Jones, 29, and Jabbari Dawoudi, 25, were taken into custody Friday afternoon by the Rochester Police Department.

Left to right: Jabbari Dawoudi and Erica Jones

According to the police report, the suspects locked the victim in a vehicle and terrorized him for three hours on Wednesday. The victim reportedly sold them unwanted prescription drugs.

While in the vehicle, the victim was able to communicate with his brother, who notified authorities. The suspects dropped the victim off downtown once they learned that police were involved.

Police say the original drug deal took place outside Meadow Park Apartments in southeast Rochester.


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