New details in hostage situation, abduction

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Posted: Jun 25, 2014 10:19 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Jun 26, 2014 9:02 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: abduction, kidnapping, Jeremiah Rodriguez, Vascaabuba James, Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- An arrest report outlines more information about what happened inside a Stafford Drive home before a woman was abducted by her ex-boyfriend earlier this week.

WBRZ News 2 obtained the affidavit Wednesday. Investigators wrote Jeremiah Rodriguez tied family members up and left them for hours until he left the house with Viscaacuba James, 33.

According to records, James was with her two kids and two male cousins when Rodriguez forced his way into the home through the carport door early Monday morning. He was armed, witnesses told detectives, and threatened the people inside.

Eventually, deputies reported, Rodriguez put the six people in a back bedroom and used yellow cord to tie their hands and taped their mouths shut. They were left for hours until they were released and eventually ushered back to the bedroom and Rodriguez apparently left the house with James.

The five victims said Rodriguez brandished a gun as he pulled James out of the house.

A few hours later, Rodriguez and James were located in Gulfport, Mississippi. James was rescued and Rodriguez was arrested. Rodriguez faces aggravated burglary, false imprisonment and kidnapping charges.
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