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2 charged with kidnapping man in Athens

Wendell Fain and Mollie Rosenbaum (Source: Athens Police Department) Wendell Fain and Mollie Rosenbaum (Source: Athens Police Department)

Athens police have arrested two people in a kidnapping case.

At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday,  Athens police received a call reporting a white male running down Market Street near Houston Street in his underwear.

Officers say they met with the man at Athens Hospital. The victims said two people bound him, held him against his will, assaulted and threatened him for nearly 12 hours following a dispute about money.. Police say the victim suffered physical injury and was allegedly threatened with deadly force. He was able to escape on his own and flee from the scene.  

The victim directed officers to the 500 block of Patton Street.  After repeated attempts to make contact with people in the residence, a search warrant was obtained and executed. Wendell Todd Fain, 42, was found inside and held for questioning while detectives worked a crime scene in a back room.

Police say the victim's clothing was located in a dumpster several blocks away.

Officers found the second suspect, Mollie Irene Rosenbaum, 43, at a residence on Frank Gossett Road east of Athens. She was taken into custody without incident and brought to the Athens Police Department for questioning.

Both Fain and Rosenbaum, who live together on Patton Street, were charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree assault. Rosenbaum posted her $20,000 bond. Fain is still in jail on the same bond amount.

Police say they learned Rosenbaum committed a similar crime at her Patton Street residence in August after she noticed she was missing narcotics. Fain was the victim in that case, according to police.

Rosenbaum bonded out of jail on $20,000 but was re-arrested Thursday on an additional charge of first-degree wrongful imprisonment and third-degree assault for the August crime. She will be taken back to the Limestone County Jail.

Fain is still in the jail on a $20,000 bond.

Detectives continue to work this case to determine the motive for this crime.

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