Man arrested on kidnapping charge

New details about a kidnapping investigation in Caruthersville.
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 7:44 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 10:37 AM CDT
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CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - Caruthersville Police arrested a man accused of kidnapping on Saturday, June 18.

According to Chief Tony Jones, the family of a possible kidnapping victim called police to report their loved one was being held against their will and would not be freed unless they paid a ransom. The family said the accused kidnapper didn’t say how much he wanted.

Police learned the victim was at the home of Dustin Rawlings on the 100 block of West 15th Street.

When they arrived, Chief Jones said Rawlings wouldn’t let him or his lieutenant onto the property and became combative.

Rawlings was soon arrested and booked into the Pemiscot County Justice Center on a kidnapping first degree charge.

He is being held without bond.

Jones said the victim suffered minor injuries from cigarette burns allegedly caused by Rawlings.

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