Police: Man who kidnapped woman in Rhea County faces several charges in Cleveland
Police in Cleveland say a man faces several charges after reports he kidnapped a woman in Rhea County and was ultimately stopped in Bradley County Wednesday night.
A police report obtained by NewsChannel 9 says officers in Cleveland were dispatched to North Lee Highway and to be on the lookout for a white 2016 Honda Pilot headed south.
The report says the driver, Horatio Burford, was believed to have kidnapped a woman in Rhea County.
Officers on the way to the scene spotted Burford's car turning on to Stuart Road from North Lee Highway.
Officers stopped the vehicle and ordered Burford out of his car with his hands up.
The police report says one officer patted Burford down and felt an object in his front pocket. It says Burford told the officer it was cocaine. The report says the officer actually determined it to be 13 grams of crystal methamphetamine.
The report says officers searched Burford's vehicle and found a .380 semiautomatic Taurus TCP pistol inside the center console. Burford told officers that the gun belonged to the woman, but later said he knew it was in the console of the vehicle.
Burford faces several charges in Cleveland, including driving on a revoked license, violation of order of protection, possession of schedule II substance, unlawful possession of a weapon as a convicted felon.
NewsChannel 9 is working to confirm whether Burford faces any charges in Rhea County, including kidnapping.
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