Police: Man facing kidnapping charges of female taxi driver now in Mobile custody

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UPDATE (1/3/2020) – A $100,000 bond has been set for the man accused of kidnapping a Mobile taxi driver at gun point and forcing her to drive hundreds of miles. Tony Scott is charged with kidnapping. He will be in court again on Thursday for an arraignment.

UPDATE: (1/2/20 10:30AM) — Mobile Police tell News 5 Tony Scott was picked up by the female taxi driver at the Popeyes on Government Street on December 17.

During the trip, Scott pulled out a handgun and told the victim to drive to Chicago. The victim told police Scott let her out of the car on a Georgia highway and tried to run her over.

Police say when the car ran out of gas Scott ran off and was tracked and captured by K-9 officers in Monroe County, Ga.

The victim was returned safely to Mobile and Scott was expedited to Mobile on January 1 for kidnapping charges.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Deputies say a taxi driver was taken on an hours-long terrifying ride, kidnapped and forced to drive to Georgia. The ordeal ended in Crawford County Georgia, where the sheriff’s office says the Mobile taxi driver was kidnapped Wednesday morning while in her cab.

According to Sheriff Lewis Walker, the woman says she was taken at gunpoint and told to “drive east”. The victim says she escaped from the car on HWY 341 in Crawford County. That’s near Macon.

Monroe County, Georgia deputies began to search for the suspect described as a 22-23-year-old black male with short dreads, a cross tattoo between his eyes and wearing jeans and a hoodie.

Tony Levestear Scott, Jr., from Pensacola, Florida was arrested near Yatesville Road and Highway 83 South in Monroe County. Scott is in custody at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. He is charged with kidnapping and count of theft by taking motor vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing.

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