Kidnapping suspect stopped, busted in Grantville

by Wes Mayer

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A suspect in a kidnapping and stabbing in Montgomery, AL, was one of two men who found themselves in the Coweta County Jail Saturday after officers with the Grantville Police Department pulled them over for speeding.

Around 8:23 a.m., Sgt. Bill Baker pulled over the driver of a 2001 Saturn traveling 101 mph, in a 70 mph zone, on I-85 southbound near mile marker 35, said Grantville Police Chief Doug Jordan. When Baker spoke to the driver, identified as Major Subreston Dortch, 22, Dortch said he did not have a driver’s license, so he was arrested for speeding, reckless driving and driving without a license.

When Dortch was booked into the Coweta County Jail, officers learned the Saturn was a stolen vehicle out of Montgomery, AL, Jordan said. Not only that, but records showed Dortch was wanted for the kidnapping and stabbing of a 23-year-old woman.

According to Jordan, in Alabama, Dortch is suspected of stabbing a victim in the right calf and forcing her into the trunk of the Saturn. The victim was apparently able to escape the trunk and jumped from the moving vehicle — her head was injured in the escape, but she was able to call for help, Jordan said. Dortch then fled to Georgia, where he was pulled over for speeding.

Jordan said the Grantville Police Department is still working with the Montgomery Police Department on the investigation. Dortch is being held in the Coweta jail for Montgomery detectives.

— Earlier on Saturday, around 4 a.m., Grantville Police Officer Timothy Nixon pulled over Frederick Dionne Aldridge, 21, for speeding, Jordan said. When Nixon approached Aldridge, he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

According to Jordan, Nixon asked Aldridge if he had any narcotics in his possession, and Aldridge said he did not. Aldridge did consent to a personal search, though, and Nixon found a large bag of suspected marijuana in his front pocket — Aldridge told Nixon he forgot that was in his pocket.

Aldridge also consented to a search of his vehicle, and Nixon found a clear container with several more bags of marijuana inside — about two ounces total, Jordan said. Aldridge was charged with speeding and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and he was transported to the jail.



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