UPDATE: Police arrest man in Florida for kidnapping of Mobile teen

Mobile County

UPDATE (8:30 p.m. 9/17/21): Mobile police have arrested a man for kidnapping a teen from a west Mobile nightclub early Friday morning.

Morris Linson Jr., 34, was found and interviewed by Mobile Police Department detectives in Escambia County, Fla.  Police say evidence was gathered to allow detectives to secure a warrant, and he was arrested for second-degree kidnapping and taken to the Escambia County Jail, pending extradition.

More charges are expected as the investigation continues.

Morris Linson, Escambia County Sherriff’s Office

Original story

MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) — MPD is investigating the disappearance of a local teenager as a potential kidnapping.

According to MPD, the 18-year-old was taken by an unknown man from Troubadours Country Saloon on Tanner Road early Friday morning.

The teenager was later located at the University of South Alabama. She was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

Police were interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video from Troubadours as part of the investigation. WKRG News 5 tried to speak with the club’s owner Friday morning, but no one answered the door.

The Facebook page for Troubadours describes the business as a “concert venue/country dance club” that allows those 19 and up to enter.

This story has been updated to remove the victim’s name and picture due to the potential criminal nature of the investigation.

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