Police have arrested a woman dressed in a fantasy superhero after investigating the kidnapping and beating of a teenage girl from Alabama that ended when she was dumped and tied up under a tree in Florida.
Coby Jerome Jordan, 22, reportedly kidnapped the teen, whose identity is not disclosed, and then met up with two other women including the woman in the superhero costume identified as Molly Michele Jarrett, 19.
In a statement the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the circumstances saying: “On Saturday, Nov. 5, around 6:15 a.m., deputies responded to a call regarding a possible kidnapping/abduction. Upon arrival, deputies found a minor with her hands bound behind her back. After further investigation, it was determined that the minor was picked up by Coby Jerome Jordan on Friday evening. Later, they met up with two other females, one being Molly Michele Jarrett.
“Around 1:00 a.m. Saturday, the victim was taken to an abandoned building, where Jordan beat her and bound her hands and feet. A short time later, the victim was dropped off and left alone under a tree, where she eventually escaped.
“Jordan was arrested and is being charged with Robbery, False Imprisonment, Tampering with a Victim and Battery. Jarrett is being charged with Principal in the First Degree to Robbery, Principal in the First Degree to False Imprisonment, Principal in the First Degree to Tampering with a Victim and Principal in the First Degree to Battery.
“Sheriff Edenfield thanks Sheriff Valenza and the Houston County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance on this case. He is also proud of his deputies for their quick work catching these suspects and bringing them to justice.”
The committee reported that a resident had noticed the victim tied up and called police. They added that deputies found the girl as described with her hands tied behind the back.
It is unclear what the relationship was between the suspects and the underage girl who was kidnapped.