Elderly man was abducted; police look for suspect

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 1:53 PM
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Columbia County authorities released photos today of a suspected kidnapper who they say on Monday abducted an elderly West Virginia man at knifepoint.

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Image from surveillance video of the suspect in the driver's seat of the truck.  Special
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Image from surveillance video of the suspect in the driver's seat of the truck.

James Clevenger, 75, of Morgantown, WV, told police he was accosted Monday afternoon by a Hispanic man in the parking lot of the Evans Kroger.

The assailant then stole Mr. Clevenger’s debit card, credit card and $190 in cash before forcing him into his own truck and driving away, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

Once in the truck, Mr. Clevenger said, the man drove him to ATM machines.

The police report noted that Mr. Clevenger’s card was used twice – once for a $301 withdrawal from the CSRA Federal Credit Union on North Belair Road and again at Pollard’s Corner for a $202 withdrawal.

Following the transactions, Mr. Clevenger said the man drove him to Clanton Road in Evans, exited his vehicle and got into a black Ford 1-150 truck that was following them.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect should call the sheriff’s office at (706) 541-2800.

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Galan Lewis
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Galan Lewis 05/12/09 - 01:29 pm
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Thank God this man wasn't

Thank God this man wasn't hurt or killed for that matter. I hope that they find these criminals and lock them up.

way
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way 05/12/09 - 01:32 pm
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His shirts are different from

His shirts are different from Belair Rd to when he got to Pollards.

SIGHER
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SIGHER 05/12/09 - 04:01 pm
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Who says nothing ever happens

Who says nothing ever happens in CC?

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 05/12/09 - 06:37 pm
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To bad the citizen didn't

To bad the citizen didn't have a gun to permanently stop this [filtered word] I hope when caught the [filtered word] resists arrest so they have cause to put him down like the [filtered word] dog he is!!!

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/12/09 - 08:30 pm
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What a slimeball preying on

What a slimeball preying on the elderly in broad daylight. I'm with u, TAKEASTAND.

AAQueen
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AAQueen 05/13/09 - 07:40 am
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way explain please.

way
explain please.

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