2 arrested, 1 sought for kidnapping, beating Clarksville man

2 arrested, 1 sought for kidnapping, beating Clarksville man (Image 1)

Clarksville police have arrested two of three suspects wanted for allegedly kidnapping, beating and robbing a man last Monday.

The Leaf Chronicle reported Roger Harper, 25, was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated kidnapping, and Matthew Barnhill, 23, was arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping.

Harper and Barnhill, along with one other suspect, are accused of holding a man hostage inside a residence in the 3400 block of Kingfisher Driver on October 28.

The victim called police that night stating he was held for over six hours and that the suspects bound, beat and gagged him.

He reportedly escaped by climbing out of a window.

Police say Barnhill assaulted the victim, put a gun to his head and stole $600 from his pocket before enlisting the help of Troy Allen, 23, in carrying him to the bathroom.

The two men then reportedly bound the victim's feet and stole his wallet and shoes.

Harper then joined Barnhill and Allen in assaulting the victim while he was held hostage, arrest warrants stated.

Harper was arrested Thursday and booked on $75,000 bond.   Barnhill was arrested Saturday and booked on $150,000 bond is set at $150,000.

Allen remains at large.

He is described as a black male at five feet, nine inches tall, weighing 225 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  His last known address is in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Clarksville Police Department at 931-648-0656.

*The Leaf Chronicle contributed to this report.

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