Man faces kidnapping charges
By Patrick Yost
A Madison man is facing at least four felony criminal charges after officers alleged he attempted to kidnap his estranged wife.
Brian Jeffery Thompson, 33, Madison, will be charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, burglary and false imprisonment after he allegedly broke into the woman’s Highland Avenue home on Sunday, February 17.
Det. Carl Jones, Madison Police Department, said Tuesday that officers believe Thompson was waiting for the woman in the kitchen of the house at noon. The woman told police that he startled her and then allegedly threw some type of liquid chemical in her face.
Jones said Thompson then secured the woman’s hands with duct tape and wrapped duct tape around her face and mouth. He attempted to drag her from the house, Jones said.
The woman managed to break free and fled to a neighbor’s house. Jones said Thompson took the woman’s vehicle and gave chase. Another neighbor confronted Thompson and removed the keys from the vehicle’s ignition. The victim took refuge in a house and Thompson fled on foot.
Jones said Thompson was arrested at approximately 3 p.m. while walking on Dixie Avenue by an off–duty Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Jones said officers combed the Beacon Heights area immediately following the incident. The deputy was in an unmarked vehicle and was returning home from church when he arrested Thompson without incident. Thompson remains incarcerated at the Morgan County Detention Center.
A week prior to the alleged kidnapping, the woman had complained that someone was tapping her phone. Officers located a phone cord running under the house.