MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two men have been charged in a kidnapping incident that began in Hickory Hill on Dec. 16.
According to police, Devon Flowers and Tavious Bobbitt approached a man with an AR pistol near the intersection of Sandy Park and Shelby Drive.
Court documents say the man was standing outside of his Nissan Pathfinder when one of the men stated “Don’t move before or I will kill you.” The man was then forced into the backseat of the Pathfinder.
Police say the men took the victim’s cash and credit cards and hit him in the head with the gun. The men allegedly drove the victim around for over thirty minutes while trying to force him to unlock his phone and cash app money to them.
The men eventually forced the victim out of the car in the Orange Mound area and fled in his Pathfinder.
The Pathfinder was located on Winchester and Polo Club two days later. Police say several individuals were inside.
Court documents say when deputies approached the vehicle, the driver – identified as Tavious Bobbitt – rammed the deputies’ vehicle.
Everyone inside the pathfinder then hopped out and ran.
Reports say Bobbit and Devon Flowers were quickly taken into custody.
Flowers was identified as the gunmen who carjacked and kidnapped the victim. He faces several charges including aggravated robbery, carjacking, and especially aggravated kidnapping.
Flowers is being held on a $150,000 bond.
Bobbit is charged with theft of property, reckless driving, and evading arrest. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.