Georgia Man Accused of Kidnapping in Vermont, Victim Allegedly Forced to Cash Bad Check

A man was arrested in Guilford, Vermont for kidnapping after an individual claimed he was forced to cash a fake check against his will.

Brattleboro police responded to a bank the victim called from and spoke with the victim. The victim claimed to have been held against his will in Massachusetts, then taken to Vermont to cash the bogus check.

Officials attempted to halt a vehicle involved with the case, but the driver fled the scene. That same vehicle was located in Massachusetts and police engaged in a pursuit to apprehend the suspect.

The driver, who was identified as Brashad De’Anthony Termaine Jeanes, 22, from Georgia, crashed the vehicle and fled on foot.

Later, officials pulled over a vehicle believed to have been involved in the kidnapping in Guilford, Vermont. Two men were in the vehicle to which one fled the scene.

Jeanes was charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint in the first degree, two counts of extortion and uttering false pretenses or tokens. He was ordered held without bill and is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 10 at the Windham County Superior Court. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

The other suspect’s status is unclear. The kidnapping remains under investigation and officials said additional arrests are likely.

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