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Man charged in kidnapping
Ricky J. Mosley Jr.

 A Broad Street woman screaming for help early Tuesday morning alerted someone who called police, and within minutes, a man was arrested on kidnapping charges.
    Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said officers caught Ricky J. Mosley Jr., 24, Simons Lane, after he fled the scene. Police arrived at the Broad Street home around 6:41 a.m. to hear the woman still  screaming, he said.
    Advanced Patrol Officers Charles Brown and Eric Short, along with Cpl. Antonio Williams “found the female victim and a black male in the yard,” he said. The man, later identified as Mosley, “fled on foot after being confronted by the officers.”
    Police gave chase and apprehended Mosely near the intersection of South Main Street and College Lane. At the scene he was found to be in possession of marijuana, so officers arrested him and took him to the Bulloch County Jail, Turner said.
    Statesboro Det. Patrick Harrelson responded to the scene and determined Mosely “entered the woman’s residence without authority” and they “argued about some money that is alleged to have been stolen in an earlier incident.”
    Mosley then physically attacked the woman, according to her testimony, and held her against her will.
    “The victim was able to get away from the offender and exit the apartment, screaming for help,” Turner said. “A neighbor called 911 after hearing the victim screaming.”
    Mosley is charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, domestic violence battery, misdemeanor theft by taking, criminal trespass, possession of marijuana, obstruction of a police officer and felony theft by taking.
    He is being held in the Bulloch County Jail without bond, pending further court action, he said.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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