Harlem man sought for kidnapping and armed robbery

Columbia County authorities are searching for a Harlem man accused of kidnapping and armed robbery.


Police are looking for Christopher Grier, 700 block of Knox Road, for an armed robbery that took place Friday on Williams Street in Grovetown, and for kidnapping his girlfriend and their 7-month-old son.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office issued an amber alert today for Mr. Grier's girlfriend, 27-year-old Shashawna Odell, 500 Lou Lane, Grovetown, and his son, Christopher "C.J." Grier.

They were last seen in a gray Dodge Neon with a paper tag reading "Auto Credit Sales and Rental" heading west on Interstate 20.

Grovetown police referred all media inquiries to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said the sheriff's office has issued two felony kidnapping warrants against Mr. Grier. He also said Grovetown authorities have issued four felony warrants against Mr. Grier, but he didn't know the nature of the warrants.

Anyone with information should call the Grovetown Department of Public Safety at (706) 863-1222, or the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at (706) 541-2800.



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