1 of 2 Georgia kidnapping suspects arrested in southern Indiana
Chazaray Jones (Source: Indiana State Police)
Sly Norman following his arrest in New Albany
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NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - Officers out of Sumter County, Georgia near the town of Americus, put out the word that they were searching for two men, 30-year-old Sly Norman and 20-year-old Chazaray Jones, both with ties to the Kentuckiana area. Investigators say the two men were involved in a drug-deal gone bad Tuesday in Georgia and remained on the run.
"The only thing we do know is that they sent us a warrant and they said they want him really bad," said Sgt. Jerry Goodin, public affairs officer for the Indiana State Police Sellersburg post.
Georgia investigators say two men were severely beaten and hit with guns, possibly AK-47s. One of the men was kidnapped and ransom was demanded from family members. Police believe Norman and Jones are responsible. "These people are heavily armed. We do know that they have some type of automatic type weapons and we are actively in pursuit of them," said Sheriff Pete Smith of Sumter County, Georgia.
Investigators suspected Norman and Jones might return to the Kentuckiana area and they were right. "We sent our narcotics officers. They have been sitting on locations all over southern Indiana. Again, our narcotics officer received a tip that this Sly Norman could be at this address here on Market Street in New Albany," Goodin said.
No weapons were found inside the Market Street home, but officers did find some marijuana, the same drug officials say Norman and Jones fought over in Georgia.
"Obviously, we have someone in southern Indiana that is being wanted for aggravated assault with an AK-47, with an assault rifle, we are definitely going to be sending all our manpower to try and get these people. We don't want anyone in southern Indiana to be hurt by these people," said Goodin.
Jones remains on the run and is considered armed and dangerous. His last known address was 48 Village Drive in New Albany. If you have any information on his location, contact police immediately.
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