JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man was arrested Tuesday after The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was called to a possible abduction on the Southside.
At 1:56 p.m., police were dispatched to Creekwood Apartments at 8343 Hogan Road to conduct a well-being check. Police said they received a phone call from the potential victim's parents who said their daughter was being held hostage by her boyfriend at her apartment.
Police say Timothy Summers took the victim's phone. The victim's friend called the phone and Summers answered. She asked to speak to the victim but Summers refused. Summers said that if the victim's grandma and family wanted to see her again, they would need to give him a large sum of money. Summers threatened to kill the victim if the police were called. The friend believed that the suspect was serious and that he had a gun so she called a mutual friend and the victim's family was notified about the extortion threat.
A family member called the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
The victim was able to come out and police made contact with her outside of the apartment. A short time later, police called Summers. A detective told him to come out of the apartment at which time he surrendered to police.
In a search of the victim's apartment, two guns were found. The victim stated that Summers held her against her will and threatened to kill himself and her with a gun if she tried to leave the apartment.
Summers was arrested for Kidnapping/Hold for Ransom, Threatens with Intent to Extort Money, and Possession of a Weapon of a Convicted Felon.