Man who allegedly kidnapped two Sam’s Club employees at gunpoint arrested

Source: Tennessee Department of Corrections, MEGA

Jun. 22 2021, Published 2:53 p.m. ET

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A man has been arrested after police say he kidnapped two Sam’s Club employees at gunpoint.

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Tyler Justin Hall, 29, was charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of aggravated sexual battery.

Around 10:30 p.m. June 19, two Sam’s Club employees were standing in the parking lot of the Cookeville, Tennessee, store when they were approached by a white man, later identified as Hall.

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Hall allegedly displayed a pistol and ordered the pair into one of the victim’s cars, according to Cookeville police.

Hall told him to drive them towards White County, police stated.

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When they were near a Walmart in White County, the male victim wrestled the gun away from Hall. Hall then ran from the scene, according to Cookesvilel police.

Officers asked residents to help them find Hall on Saturday, giving a description and saying that he frequented homeless camps in the Cookeville area.

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On June 20, the Smithville Police Department arrested Hall on outstanding warrants. He was found at a Dollar General in Smithville.

Police booked him into jail at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.


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