The Fayette Citizen-News Page
Friday, November 6, 1998
Woman escapes kidnappers; 2 of 3 suspects arrested

Staff Writer

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A 17-year-old Peachtree City woman escaped from three Doraville men who allegedly forced her into a pickup truck early Wednesday on Ga. Highway 74 south, police reports show.

Peachtree City police apprehended two of the suspects, who were hiding in a building near the construction site where they reportedly took the woman, according to Police Chief James Murray.

Manuel R. Gramajo, 27, was charged with kidnapping and Audencio Reyes, 23, with kidnappingt and sexual battery. Arrest warrants for kidnapping and sexual battery are outstanding for the third suspect, Jario Masariego, 21, Murray said.

The woman told police she was walking south on Hwy. 74 about 1:15 a.m. when the suspects offered her a ride. She declined, she said, and was then forced into the pickup truck and taken to a construction site, reports show. Murray said she was able to escape, and found help when an off-duty Tyrone police officer spotted her running along Hwy. 74.

Peachtree City officers responded quickly to the location, Murray said, and were able to locate the suspects. Reyes is being held under $49.600 bond and Gramajo under $44,050 bond at Fayette County Jail, Murray said.

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