Columbus police make kidnapping arrest

Damien Oliver Hall, 24, of Columbus was arrested this morning by Columbus Police and charged with criminal attempt armed robbery and kidnapping.

The victim, Lorenzo Harris of Box Springs, Ala., picked Hall up on 27th Street in the area of the Ashley Station Apartments around 1 a.m. Hall then pulled a gun and forced Harris to drive to an ATM machine.

They were unable to retrieve money so they drove around until they stopped at a gas station in the downtown area.

The victim got word to someone in the store about what was happening and asked the person to write down the car tag number.

Police were called and a broadcast of the car, a black Mustang, and tag number was made.

Patrol officers found the car occupied near a business in the 3500 block of 2nd Avenue. Hall was taken into custody and charged.

There were no injuries.

Hall had a hearing in Recorder's Court this morning.