Drug deal gone bad led to kidnapping at gunpoint: Trumann police

The sign at the door of the Trumann police chief. Photo by Stan Morris | NEA Report.

TRUMANN, Ark. – A drug deal gone bad has resulted in an alleged kidnapping and subsequent arrest of two suspects.

On Monday April 30 at 7:30pm officers responded to a call at Cedar Park in reference to one female being kidnapped at gun point. Witnesses were able to describe a white male and while female carrying a black pistol and wooden bat had forced the victim, into a white Nissan Altima.

A few hours later the suspects, Amanda Tippitt (w/f) and Danny Brown (w/m), returned the victim back to their home where law enforcement was still staged. Following a felony traffic stop on the suspects’ vehicle Brown and Tippitt were taken into custody without incident. The victim later informed investigators the kidnapping stemmed from a drug deal gone wrong. After the victim had pleaded with their co-conspirators to release them, the victim stated Tippitt and Brown threw their weapons from their vehicle near Bay. Investigators were able to locate the weapons shortly afterward.

Brown and Tippitt are expected to be charged with Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Obstructing Governmental Operations, Possession of a firearm by certain persons, and Terroristic Threatening.

On today’s live Facebook newscast from NEA Report, we will interview the Chief of Police, Chad Henson, about what drugs cause people to do during withdrawals and how he felt that played a role here.

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