Bad check results in kidnapping charge

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BRATTLEBORO — A 22-year-old man from Georgia is being held on charges he attempted to force a Massachusetts man to cash a bad check in Brattleboro.

According to a press release from the Brattleboro Police Department, officers were called to a local bank where a man said he had been taken against his will from Massachusetts and driven to Vermont.

When officers arrived, they attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop, by the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. The vehicle was eventually located in Massachusetts, where a brief pursuit ended in a crash with the occupants fleeing on foot. Later, another vehicle that was thought to be involved was stopped by police in Guilford.

As a result, Brashad De'Anthony Termaine Jeanes, 22, was taken into custody and cited with kidnapping, unlawful restraint in the first degree, two

counts of extortion, and uttering false pretenses or tokens. He was arraigned in Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division, on Friday.

The Brattleboro Police Department was assisted by the Massachusetts State Police, the Leyden, Mass., Police Department and the Vermont State Police.

The incident remains under investigation, and additional arrests are likely, stated the press release.


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