Valdosta Police Search for Suspect in Kidnapping

| June 26, 2014

Valdosta-Police-Cars-1VALDOSTA, GA – The Valdosta Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect in a recent kidnapping in Valdosta.

On June 24, 2014 at approximately 7:30 pm, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Wal-Mart on Inner Perimeter Road in reference to a robbery by force. Officers arrived and were advised by Jhalisa Austin that while she was standing outside she saw her ex-boyfriend, Malcolm Holsendolph, running towards her. Austin indicated that she ran inside where Holsendolph caught up to her, they started arguing, then Holsendolph picked her up and carried her outside.

Austin stated that while they argued, Holsendolph ripped off her glasses, scratching her face in the process. Austin stated that Holsendolph also snatched the keys to her mother’s Nissan Altima from her hand. Austin was able to get away from Holsendolph and went back into the store where she told an employee to call the police.

Holsendolph left the store and drove off in the Nissan Altima. A short time later, the car was found at Holsendolph’s residence, but he could not be located.

Arrest warrants for Kidnapping, Robbery, Battery, and Theft by Taking have been signed on Holsendolph. Anyone who has contact with or knows the location of Holsendolph is asked to contact law enforcement.

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.

Source: Valdosta Police Department

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