The Newnan Times-Herald


Police still searching for kidnapping suspect

  • By Melanie Ruberti
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  • May. 17, 2018 - 4:50 AM

Police still searching for kidnapping suspect

The Newnan Times-Herald

Law enforcement officials continue their search for Jaterrio Lambrusco Brooks, the man accused of abducting a woman from her car while she was sitting at a red light at the intersection of Bullsboro Drive and Newnan Crossing Boulevard.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. last Saturday.

The woman Brooks allegedly kidnapped, Kendra Richardson, 23, was found safe in Meriwether County a few hours later.

Brooks got away and has still not been found, according to Newnan Police Detective Mike Condit. 

The kidnapping reportedly stemmed from a domestic dispute involving a young child, who was also in the car with Richardson and an unidentified woman.

All three were sitting in a black Dodge Charger at a red light when Brooks allegedly ran up to the car and began smashing in the driver’s side window with his fists, said Newnan Police Lt. Eddie Attaway.

Police say they believe Brooks was attempting to grab his young son out of the backseat.

When that didn’t work, Brooks reportedly ran to the front passenger seat, attacked Richardson and allegedly forced her into a two-door, 2012 black Cadillac CTS with Georgia tag  number CIF 7992, said NPD investigators.

Investigators say they believe Brooks had been following Richardson before the abduction, said Attaway. 

The child and the other woman in the Charger were not hurt during the incident, but both were checked out by EMS as a precaution, said Condit.   

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brooks is asked to contact the Newnan Police Department at 770-254-2355.

Anyone spotting the suspect’s vehicle is urged to call 911.