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Florence man charged with kidnapping, other felonies

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Abernathy was charged with multiple felonies after a Monday night incident. Abernathy was charged with multiple felonies after a Monday night incident.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

A man was arrested by Florence police and charged with multiple felonies late Monday night.

Florence police responded to a call of domestic violence shortly before midnight. Police said reports indicated 41-year-old Lavert Abernathy, Jr. of Florence forced his way into a home and held the occupants against their will while he was armed with a weapon.

After police reviewed the evidence and conducted interviews, Abernathy was charged with multiple counts, including two counts of kidnapping, domestic violence (burglary 1st), domestic violence (menacing), unlawful imprisonment 2nd, aggravated stalking and violation of a domestic violence protection order.

Police said additional charges are pending. Abernathy is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center without bond.

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