MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities say they have captured the man accused of kidnapping his former girlfriend at gunpoint two weeks ago.
The city of Minnetonka announced that police had taken Jahon Douglas, 37, into custody at about 1 p.m. Thursday in north Minneapolis.
Police say Douglas fled on foot when law enforcement arrived at a home on the 3800 block of Girard Avenue North, but he was caught three blocks away. Officers canvassed the area for his handgun, while a K-9 officer searched the home.
Douglas was charged last week with the kidnapping of Nicole Smith outside of the Minneapolis Mart in Minnetonka.
Douglas got into a car carrying Smith and her co-worker on Dec. 21, taking their cellphones by gunpoint and forcing the co-worker to drive. He eventually forced the co-worker out of her own car and took off with Smith.
Two days later, Police say Smith returned home safe with her Douglas’ vehicle. She told investigators Douglas had planned to kill her and then himself.
Police say Smith was moved to an undisclosed location Thursday for her safety.
Douglas was also charged with two counts each of armed robbery and assault.
United States Marshals and the Hennepin County Violent Offenders Task Force assisted in the arrest.