2 arrested, charged in Tuscaloosa with kidnapping and robbery

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Police in Tuscaloosa arrested two suspects in connection with a robbery and kidnapping that took place Monday afternoon.

Demayne Kevon Lee, 19, and Jaquarious Denzel Washington, 17, were taken into custody at an apartment on Kicker Road. They’re charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree kidnapping.

Lt. Kip Hart says authorities responded to reports of a possible robbery around 3:45 p.m. on 17th Street.

Hart says a 23-year-old victim went to meet a friend at an apartment on Kicker Road when he was jumped by three or four suspects.

The victim told officers and deputies the suspects beat him with various objects and took his wallet and phone.

They made the man get into his car and drive to the ATM to withdraw money before kicking him out of the car on 17th Street.

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