Richmond County Man Wanted for Aggravated Assault and Attempted Kidnapping
Richmond County authorities are looking for a man who is wanted for allegedly assaulting and attempting to kidnap a man from the parking lot of the Budgetel Inn and Suites at 954 5th Street on August 4.
The victim, identified as Ronnie Miller, told investigators a drug dealer he knows as “professor” found him at the hotel to collect $300.
Miller said the suspect, who has since been identified as 31-year-old Jerrell Haynes, pulled out a black handgun, grabbed Miller by the shirt and tried to drag him into his vehicle to collect the money.
He added that he tried to escape, but was pushed into a corner. Then hit in the head with Haynes’ gun. Miller said he finally managed to get away after the two struggled.
Investigators said they reviewed video surveillance and saw Haynes holding a black handgun as he was getting into a silver SUV driven by an unknown person that left the scene.
Haynes is black, 5’10” and weighs 155 pounds. He has a beard and was wearing a green shirt and either green or gray pants. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Haynes has active warrants through the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in reference to this incident.
Contact Investigator Terry Bale at (706) 821-1454 or any On-Duty Investigator at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1080 if you have any information.