Kidnapping suspect arrested in St. Johns County

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Brandon Chiron Bland, 26, allegedly kidnapped a female victim from her apartment in Jacksonville Wednesday night.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office initially responded to a traffic crash early Thursday morning. When the deputies arrived in the area of the mile marker 320 on I-95 southbound, they located a victim who stated she had been taken against her will.

The victim informed the deputies that she knew Bland, who drove her to St. Johns County.

She said she was able to gain control of the 2014 Toyota Camry Bland was driving and forced him to stop.

Bland fled on foot across I-95 and was later located with the assistance of an aerial search and K-9 units.

SJSO arrested and charged Bland with kidnapping. He is being held at the St. Johns County Detention Facility awaiting first appearance, which is scheduled for Friday morning.


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