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Father, son arrested on kidnapping charges

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Bobby Lynn Dowdy Jr. (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Department) Bobby Lynn Dowdy Jr. (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Department)
Bobby Lynn Dowdy Sr. (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Department) Bobby Lynn Dowdy Sr. (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Department)
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A father and son were arrested on robbery and kidnapping charged after investigators said they held a man at gunpoint and took his money.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said 55-year-old Bobby Lynn Dowdy Sr. and 25-year-old Bobby Lynn Dowdy Jr., both of Crossville, were arrested without incident at a home on County Road 9.

They are accused of taking another man at gunpoint and taking his cash and other valuable while they drove around.

The victim told investigators he thought he was going to be killed until the suspects told him what he could do to redeem himself to them. Investigators did not say what that was.

"I'm glad this didn't turn into a homicide because after looking at the information we have now it looks like it got pretty close," said Harris. "I expect additional charges when this goes to the grand jury."

Harris said the men released the victim and continually threatened him after the kidnapping.

Both Dowdy and his son were booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center awaiting bond on charges of first degree robbery and second degree kidnapping.

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