Man arrested following alleged kidnapping
Authorities have arrested a Shreveport man accused of kidnapping a woman from a Shreveport Casino earlier this morning.
Just after 2:00 a.m., Shreveport Police were called to the 300 block of Clyde Fant Parkway relative to a welfare concern. Upon officers arrival at the business, contact was made with the victim who advised officers that while walking through the parking garage, she was accosted by her ex- boyfriend who reportedly grabbed her from behind while she was not looking. The victim alleged that the man, after grabbing her, forced her back to her vehicle. The victim informed authorities that after being placed into her vehicle, the man held her there and attempted to drive out of the parking garage with her. As the man neared the exit ramp of the parking structure, the woman somehow managed to flee from the car, escaping to safety.
The man later identified as 33 year old George Arnold of Shreveport, was later arrested by Shreveport Police after returning to the scene of the incident. Arnold surrendered to police without incident. Following a subsequent investigation by detectives, Arnold was booked into the Shreveport City Jail where he is charged with a single count of simple kidnapping.