James Oden, 62, arrested for especially aggravated kidnapping.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Metro police say a man is behind bars for the attempted kidnapping of a man and his three-year-old daughter.
Authorities arrested 62-year-old James Oden Wednesday night and say a second suspect remains at large.
Oden was charged with two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping.
According to police, Oden and another man approached 31-year-old Laterris Drake while he was standing outside his south Nashville home around 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The suspects ordered him into his truck at gunpoint.
Drake said the suspect dropped the gun after a brief struggle. The suspect then managed to get on top of him and restrain him when Oden came and picked up the gun and gave it back to his accomplice.
The suspects forced Drake into his own truck at gunpoint. His three-year-old daughter was already in the backseat at the time of the incident.
Drake complied with the suspects and drove down Harding Place from Tampa Drive. As he was driving, he noticed an officer working a traffic accident and drove near the officer. Another struggle ensued between Drake and the suspect when the gun discharged. The police officer then spotted the vehicle.
Oden and the other suspect fled from the vehicle.
Police captured Oden sometime later, but are still searching for the second suspect who fled along Richbriar Circle.
Upon the investigation, police recovered a black hooded sweashirt, duct tape and a knife.
Police are still working to determine a motive. The investigation is ongoing.