Alabama girl was kidnapped, taken to Florida, then beaten, bound and left under a tree

An Alabama teenager was beaten, bound and left under a tree in Florida after being kidnapped, police said.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday that the girl met Coby Jerome Jordan in Houston County, Alabama, on Friday evening. Police said Jordan “picked her up” before two women joined him.

There was no information about the victim’s age, except that she was under 18 years of age, and no information was available about the circumstances of Jordan’s meeting with the girl. There was no indication that the victim knew any of the suspects before Friday.

They then took the victim to an abandoned building around 1 a.m. on Saturday, where Jordan bound her hands and feet with duct tape.

Then they abandoned her beneath a tree at an unspecified location.

Around 6:15 a.m., a nearby resident spotted the victim tied up and called the police. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, the girl was still bound with her hands behind her back.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police said.

Ultimately, Jordan was arrested and charged with robbery, false imprisonment, tampering with a victim, and battery.

Molly Michele Jarrett, another of the women arrested, was charged with principal in the first degree of robbery, principal in the first degree of false imprisonment, principal in the first degree of tampering with a victim, and principal in the first degree of battery.

It is expected that they will appear in court this week.

As of yet, it was unclear whether either suspect would face federal charges.

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