Kingsport, TN, United States (AHN) - Two Tennessee men were arrested after they allegedly kidnapped one of the men's son-in-law over some stolen jewelry. The victim was beaten and finally freed him in exchange for a neighbor's Xbox 360.
Joshua Seal and a co-worker, Bradley Marshall, lured Allen Begley into Seal's flooring business under the guise that they needed his help moving a saw. They then locked the door and accused him of stealing $245 worth of rings from a job site and began beating him.
Begley, who is Seal's son-in-law, said he didn't have the money and was finally allowed to call friends and family for the cash in exchange for his freedom.
The victim was able to reach his mother-in-law and she spoke to a neighbor who suggested they trade his Xbox 360 valued between $400 and $500 in return for the release of the kidnapped victim.
The men agreed to the trade and Begley was released. Police were later contacted and authorities arrested both Seal and Marshall.
Seal and Marshall are being charged with Especially Aggravated Kidnapping.