• Murphysboro man charged in weekend kidnapping case

    by  • July 29, 2013 • News

    A Murphysboro man is in custody after allegedly holding a woman for ransom over the weekend. 43-year-old Charles Guyton was taken into custody on unlawful restraint and drug charges. kidnapping

    At around 10 a.m. Saturday, police received a report of a woman being held for ransom by an unknown black male.

    Reports indicate authorities negotiated a spot to meet Guyton and his female hostage for money. The female victim was released and unharmed. Guyton then fled the scene on foot before being taken into custody on Saturday. He was taken to the Jackson County Jail.