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Sheriff: Man & woman kidnapped, beaten

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SMITHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A man and woman are recovering after a violent kidnapping in DeKalb County.

According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, the victims were abducted along New Bildad Road on Friday night and beaten with an axe handle.

The male victim managed to escape and run to a nearby home where he called for help.

The woman was taken to a home on Old Snow Hill Road.

"We found her and took her into safe keeping," said Ray. "We arrested the three individuals responsible."

Jimmy Hendrixson, 42, Casey Jacobs, 36, and Comas Higgins, 48, were each charged with two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping.

Ray says the woman had several marks on her body from the axe handle and rope. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released. Neither victim was seriously hurt.

The case remains under investigation.

The suspects are jailed on $150,000 bond.  They are due in court on  July 31.

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