Soddy-Daisy man accused of attempted murder now arrested for kidnapping

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (WDEF) — A Soddy-Daisy man who was arrested for attempted murder in October, is now accused of kidnapping that same victim.

John Richard Jones, 74, is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, and coercion of a witness.

According to an affidavit, on Saturday evening a woman says Jones came to her house on Swafford Lane and kidnapped her at gun point. Police say he took her back to his house on Dallas Hollow Road.

The woman told police that Jones hit her across the face with his gun. Police say the woman had a cut and marks under her eye and a busted lip on the left side.

She told police he was drinking vodka and stated to her that he would get her and everyone that snitched on him.

The victim says Jones passed out on the bed and she was able to call 911.

Jones is scheduled to be in court on August 30.

Categories: Crime, Hamilton County, Local News

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