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A Maben Man is Arrested for Kidnapping in West Point

CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)-A Maben man is arrested for kidnapping in West Point. 50 year-old Tony Avant was arrested Wednesday (9-19) and charged with domestic violence, simple assault, and kidnapping.  According to West Point Police, it appears Avant had followed the female victim to the Walmart parking lot Tuesday (9-18) night.  Avant reportedly approached the female, and then she got out of her vehicle and got into his.  Patrons of the neighboring Waffle House witnessed the incident, called police, and took down Avant’s tag number.  When the woman did not come home, a family member notified police as well.  Investigators tracked Avant to a Webster County residence where he was arrested and the female was found unharmed.  Avant was released from the Clay County Jail on a $50,000 dollar bond.  This is the second kidnapping case in Clay County within the last two weeks.