Man Known As “Black Jesus” Charged In Kidnapping

(Memphis) Thirty-four year old Andrew Triblett is known to the Memphis Police Department and neighbors as “Black Jesus.”

Right now, he’s behind bars at 201 Poplar with a $25,000 bond after Memphis Police claim he and another man kidnapped a teen Wednesday afternoon.

Police said a 17-year-old girl was taken against her will by two men behind a vacant home in the 4900 block of Chevron in Oakhaven.

Police say Triblett grabbed the girl at her waist and covered her mouth, while another man grabbed the girls legs and took her behind the home.

The girl told police the men dropped her in the backyard and that was when she was able to fight them off.

Police said they were familiar with Triblett, who they arrested a short time later.

Triblett denied any involvement but the victim identified him.

The victim is expected to be okay.

“I thought he was more capable of worse. You know because he is doing all of this rambling going on in his head,” said neighbor Wanda Collins.

For months, she has been asking her grandchildren to avoid the vacant house where Triblett has been living, “We didn’t want them walking that way, we had them go this way and we take them to the bus stop.”

Triblett is charged with kidnapping.

Police are still looking for the second suspect.

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