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Man charged with kidnapping 15-year-old girl in Dyersburg

Man charged with kidnapping 15-year-old girl in Dyersburg
DYERSBURG (AP) — A Dyersburg man with a history of mental illness was charged with aggravated kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl after police responded to the sound of a struggle in his apartment, police said.
Frank McDonald, 46, was taken into custody Monday after police found the girl nude on a bed and screaming in his apartment. Police said McDonald was nude from the waist down.
Police found a knife in his shirt pocket, a claw hammer inside his jacket and a knife tied to his arm.
McDonald is being held in the Dyer County Jail without bond.
He has a lengthy arrest record and has been enrolled in court-ordered treatment programs, police said.
Information from: State Gazette, www.stategazette.com.
Published in The Messenger on 10.04.07

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