Couple accused of attempted kidnapping, robbery of man

Couple accused of attempted kidnapping, robbery of man (Image 1)
Couple accused of attempted kidnapping, robbery of man (Image 1)

A Nashville couple is behind bars, accused of attempting to kidnap and rob a man Thursday in the Madison area.

According to police affidavits, Ernest and Tina Staton tried to force the victim into their vehicle on Gallatin Pike North near One Mile Parkway and then tried to steal his wallet.

Police were called after two witnesses who began filming the incident on their cell phones told the suspects to leave the victim alone.

The victim told police he lived with Ernest Staton but had moved out earlier in the day.

Ernest Staton, 52, and Tina Staton, 43, fled the scene but were arrested a short time later.

They were each charged with attempted robbery and attempted aggravated kidnapping and booked into the Metro jail on a $10,000 bond each.

The victim was not seriously injured.

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