There are often many reasons behind a person’s actions. In some cases, individuals may feel the need to take drastic measures to address a situation, but they may not fully think through their options. As a result, they could go too far and wind up facing criminal charges.
Three young men in Tennessee are currently facing multiple allegations after an alleged kidnapping and assault. The men — who were all reported as being 18 years old — purportedly took a 19-year-old man to a shed behind one of the young men’s residences and zip tied the older man to a chair. They then reportedly struck the man on the head with a wooden table leg. Afterward, the three men left the scene.
The alleged victim managed to free himself from the zip ties and kick his way out of the shed. He then went to a road and flagged down a driver who stopped to help. Authorities were called to the scene, and they conducted a search of the home. The three men reportedly came back to the residence, but they drove away after seeing police. Authorities conducted a chase before apprehending the men, and they are currently facing charges for aggravated assault, kidnapping and evading arrest.
The criminal charges these young men face are serious, and they will undoubtedly want to address their predicaments in a thoughtful manner. Each man should have the ability to review his defense options and decide what routes he may feel best suit his case. It is also important to remember that these individuals are presumed innocent until — and only if — they are convicted in a Tennessee court of law.