Sheriff makes arrests in Coffee County kidnapping case

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COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeremy Morgan, 34, and Ronald Morgan, 65, for their alleged involvement in a kidnapping of a Coffee County woman.

Officers determined that Jeremy Morgan had taken the woman at gunpoint on Wednesday, April 10 after a call about a kidnapping at 9 a.m.
 
Later that evening at 10 p.m., officers spotted Jeremy Morgan’s vehicle, but his father Ronald Morgan was driving it.
 
Jeremy Morgan was at his father’s house and was taken into custody for first-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary. His father was arrested and charged with obstructing a government operation.
 
Chief Deputy Ronnie Whitworth said the victim was kidnapped at her home on County Road 114.
 
“We don’t have many kidnappings, but it’s kind of unusual at gunpoint and so forth,” Whitworth said.
 
However, Jeremy’s mother feels the whole story hasn’t been told.
 
“All she had to do is say I want a ride home, and then she wouldn’t have to walk home wherever she went,” June Morgan said. “The police wouldn’t have to say if she was home or not and that she was fine. This kidnap bologna, I don’t believe because what she kidnapped at 30 minutes and her back there safe at home.”
 
The victim is said to have suffered bruises and abrasion but remained unharmed.

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