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Man charged in church kidnapping case, authorities say

Published: Jan. 15, 2010 at 10:55 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2010 at 10:53 PM EST
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The suspect in the kidnapping drove the women around taking money from their bank accounts at...
The suspect in the kidnapping drove the women around taking money from their bank accounts at ATMs.

STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Police say a man is accused of kidnapping two women from a church and robbing them in Statesville last month.

According to the Statesville Police Department, Adam Joe Louis Jordan III, 24, also robbed the Family Dollar at 1135 West Front Street in Hickory on October 19 and 29 of 2009.

Jordan is also charged with kidnapping and robbing two members of the Broad Street United Methodist Church on Thursday, Dec. 31.

Earlier story: Man kidnaps two women

During the kidnapping, police said he forced two women out into the parking lot and to the car of one of the women. One woman was made to get into the trunk, and the other in the passenger seat as Jordan drove to bank ATMs to use the victims' cards to withdraw money.

The man then drove out into the county, releasing the women unharmed near the 1300 block of Buffalo Shoals Road.  The car was later found ditched and on fire.

Police say Jordan was already in the Catawba County jail for an armed robbery which took place in Hickory earlier this week.

Detectives are trying to determine if Jordan is responsible for other recent robberies in the area.

Jordan is now charged with four counts of armed robbery, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.