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July 16, 2013

Meigs man charged with kidnapping

THOMASVILLE — By Patti Dozier

A Meigs man is charged with forcing his girlfriend from a Thomasville restaurant and breaking her nose.

Wayne Wright, 5098 W. Depot St., Apartment 31, Meigs, and his girlfriend, also a Meigs resident, got into an argument at the Waffle House on U.S. 19 South Saturday night, said Lt. Wade Glover, commander of the Thomasville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

Wright wanted to leave the eatery. The girlfriend refused to go, Glover explained.

“He drug her by her hair to the parking lot,” the commander said.

Wright forced the woman into a vehicle.

“He broke her nose. She has substantial injuries to her face,” Glover said.

The victim was able to escape from Wright, went back into the restaurant and called 911.

Glover said Wright fled to Walmart and was apprehended in the store parking lot. A small amount of marijuana was found on the suspect’s person.

The victim was transported to Archbold Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released.

Wright is charged with aggravated battery, kidnapping, misdemeanor marijuana possession and obstruction of law enforcement officer. The kidnapping charge resulted when Wright forced the woman from the restaurant against her will, Glover said.

Wright was denied bond and remains behind bars at the Thomas County Jail.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820.

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