Man charged with kidnapping ex-girlfriend

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- An Anchorage man has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and choking his 17-year-old former girlfriend, according to police.

Jacob Johnson, 24, came to Fairbanks in search of the teen, police said.

On Wednesday, Johnson visited a friend of the teen. Johnson told the woman he'd kill her and her unborn baby if she didn't take him to his ex-girlfriend, according to a witness.

After she took him to the home, he pushed his way in and ran upstairs to where his ex-girlfriend was, ordered everyone to leave the room and began choking the girl, according to police.

Johnson then dragged the girl outside and forced her into the car, according to the witness. The girl and another woman in the car eventually escaped and called police from a residence.

Johnson is charged with two counts of kidnapping and one count of assault, all felonies.

He is being held without bail at Fairbanks Correctional Center on a probation violation charge from a 1999 cocaine conviction and for trying to drive over a Fairbanks police officer in February 1999.

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