RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two men were arrested for kidnapping a woman in Russellville Tuesday.
What police said started as a joy ride with two men and a woman ended in Russellville Monday afternoon in kidnapping charges.
Police Chief Chris Hargett said his officers responded to a domestic situation at the Budget Inn on Highway 43. That’s when police discovered the plot.
“They had brought her here with intentions to use her as a prostitute,” explained Hargett. “At that time, she tried to make a phone call to get someone to come pick her up and that’s when the altercation occurred.”
Chief Hargett said the victim was able to get out of the motel room and get the attention of someone standing around.
According to Hargett, Cody Lynn McCaulou and Michael Anthony Netherton took off running when officers arrived.
Hargett said the two men were trying to get the victim into a car.
“The fact she was able to, once they were outside of the room, make enough noise that the bystanders were able to hear her and they actually called police,” Hargett stated.
Both were eventually caught and charged with kidnapping, resisting arrest, and attempting to elude.
According to investigators, the two men are being held in the Franklin County Detention Center on bail totaling $50,000.