Cops: W.Va. Man Kidnapped, Vowed to Eat 3 People

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) -- A Beckley man is behind bars, accused of kidnapping three adults and threatening to shoot and then eat them.

Forty-year-old John Will Jackson was in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond Tuesday.

State Police charged him with one count of attempted robbery and three counts of kidnapping.

Trooper D.T. Stallings says Jackson forced the victims to drive him to a tobacco store in Elkins early Sunday.

The Associated Press says the victims were at a party in Beverly but left when a fight broke out. They told police Jackson indicated he had a weapon and demanded they take him to the store.

The victims say that Jackson repeatedly threatened to shoot, bite and eat them.

Stallings says Jackson didn't have a gun -- he only pretended to.

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