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Ex-boyfriend kidnaps woman’s new beau at gunpoint
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Tanner McClain Hand

A Peachtree City man threatened his ex-girlfriend and kidnapped her current boyfriend Wednesday, holding him at gunpoint in a car at a South Main Street apartment complex.

Tanner McClain Hand, 21, of Bridlepath Lane, Peachtree City, first “keyed” his ex-girlfriend’s car, carving vulgar words into the paint, and then “threatened (by text) to kill her and shoot up a couple of apartment complexes,” if she did not answer his texts,  said Statesboro Police Det. Sgt. Patrick Haralson.

Hand then found the woman’s current boyfriend, forcing him into a vehicle at gunpoint, and sat in the car with him, holding the gun in his lap “with his finger on the trigger, aimed at the victim,” he said.

Hand reportedly told the other man to stay away from the woman, that “she was crazy and he was going to end up killing her,” Haralson said.

Hand was arrested on charges of terroristic threats and acts, false imprisonment and 2nd degree criminal damage to property. He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail and remains without bond, he said.

Neither victim was injured during the ordeal.

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