Augusta suspects arrested in Athens area kidnapping

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 2:28 PM
Last updated Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 12:41 AM
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WATKINSVILLE, GA. — A third Augusta suspect was charged Friday in the Nov. 14 kidnapping of an Athens-area man.

Deputies arrested Curtis Mi­chael Bonman, 30, in Richmond County, where he is being held without bond, said Oconee County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Lee Weems.

Two other suspects were arrested Thursday, one in Augusta and another in middle Georgia’s Jones County.

“We’re proud of not only being able to get these two apprehended, but we’ve developed leads that may take this case even further,” Berry said.

The arrests don’t end the investigation into the kidnapping of Detrick Favors, 40, of Farmington, Ga., who was taken at gunpoint from his home. The sheriff’s office had the assistance of the U.S. Mar­shal’s Office and police in Richmond and Jones counties, Berry said.

Derrick Demetric Ingram, 36, of Haddock, a community in Jones County, and Karin Tanja King, 38, of Augusta, are charged with burglary, false imprisonment, kidnapping and aggravated assault. Bonman is charged with similar offenses.

“They didn’t offer any resistance, but they didn’t make it easy for us to find them,” he said. “Jones County deputies had a surveillance on (Ingram’s) home and were able to see him sneak into his house.”

A fourth suspect, Justin Dar­quel Jackson, 24, of Augusta, was arrested the day of the kidnapping when he went to a Watkinsville shopping center to collect a ransom, Berry said. Officers were watching and captured him.

Authorities have developed information that will broaden the investigation.

“I won’t go into it, but we have information on a motive,” he said.

Ingram and Jackson remain in the Oconee County jail without bond, and King remains in jail with bond set at $50,000.


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