Thursday, January 12, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Ridgeland Police responded to Chase Bank located at 1042 Highland Colony Parkway, in reference to a report of someone being held against their will at the bank.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who told officers that he was kidnapped in Laurel, Mississippi and was taken to Chase Bank, against his will, and forced to withdraw money.
The victim identified the suspects as 35-year-old Jerrel Powe of Buckatunna, Mississippi, and Gavin Bates, age 35, of Roseville, California.
Both Powe and Bates were still on scene and were arrested on scene by officers.
They are each charged with one count of Kidnapping and are currently being held at Madison County Jail. Bond has not been set for either subject.
The investigation is on-going at this time and further criminal charges are possible.