Flint Man Charged After Kidnapping Victim Over Drug Debt
The Flint man allegedly held the victim at gunpoint and bound and gagged him over an outstanding drug debt.
Flint Township police are investigating a kidnapping that happened at Flint Heights Terrace off of Miller Road on Friday night. According to reports police responded on the scene at 10:47 pm on Friday, March 31st and discovered a 58-year-old man had been kidnapped. The man stated he was abducted because he owed drug money.
Police found the man in the basement of a vacant home in Flint where he had been kidnapped and tied to a chair. The man was taken to an area hospital and he is in good condition.
28-year-old James Elbert was arrested and charged with kidnapping, felony assault, carrying a concealed weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, and extortion.
According to the Genesee County District Court Records Elbert has not been arraigned for the charges.