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Hot Springs Police Officers were called to the area of Albert Pike and Gilchrist Street Sunday Afternoon regarding a kidnapping.
The victim stated that he was at a friend’s house the night before on Mallview Court, when 3 males and a female got out of a vehicle and started arguing with his friend. The victim stated that he recognized one of the men as Landon Ray Duddles, 36, of Antioch Cemetery Road in Donaldson, who had allegedly tried to sell him a vehicle a few days before.
The victim’s friend began to drive away, when Mr. Duddles and the 2 other males allegedly began attacking him by punching and kicking him. According to the police report, the victim had a swollen, black eye with discharge and several scratches and abrasions to his upper body, back, and arms at the time of his statement.
Mr. Duddles allegedly pointed a black handgun at the victim and demanded money, forced the victim into his own vehicle, and told him to drive. The victim stated that Mr. Duddles made him drive to a dirt road, while the other 3 subjects followed, and demanded money or the title to the victim’s Chevy Tahoe. The victim told Mr. Duddles that he didn’t have either, but he thought the title was at his house in Mountain Pine. Mr. Duddles then had the victim drive to his house to locate the Tahoe’s title. When the victim couldn’t find the title, Mr. Duddles allegedly told him “he better come up with the money or he was a dead man” and drove away in the victim’s Tahoe.
HSPD Detectives obtained a warrant for Mr. Duddles’ arrest.
A Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy stopped the victim’s Tahoe Monday Afternoon, with Mr. Duddles allegedly driving. He was arrested and taken to Garland County Detention center on unrelated charges.
Det. Fallis served Mr Duddles with the arrest warrant at the GCDC on Thursday. He is charged with Felony Kidnapping, Felony Aggravated Robbery, and Battery In The Third Degree, with a zero bond.