Woman grabbed, pulled into stranger’s truck in Nashville; Man arrested

(Mug: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Mug: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was arrested Tuesday in Nashville a month after a woman was kidnapped while walking down the road.

Metro police said it happened on Nov. 4 when as the victim was walking and playing a video game on her cell phone.

According to an arrest affidavit, DeMarco Underwood was driving a white pickup truck when he drove by the victim and reportedly said something to her.

The victim told authorities she didn’t hear what he said, ignored him, and kept walking. Moments later, the victim says she was still playing her game when the suspect got out of his truck and grabbed her.

She was allegedly grabbed from behind by the neck, throat, and hair and forced into the passenger’s side of Underwood’s truck.

The affidavit states the suspect threatened to kill her if she resisted as she fought to get away while he drove her somewhere else.

Eventually, the victim was reportedly able to open the passenger’s side door and kick herself out of the car. Police say she then flagged another driver in the road for help.

Underwood was arrested for the crime on Dec. 6 and booked into the Metro jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping.

He remains behind bars on $50,000 bond.