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Man arrested for kidnapping

ALBANY, Ga. — A man was arrested here during the weekend on kidnapping, battery and cruelty-to-children charges.

About noon Saturday on the 1500 block of West Whitney Avenue, a man reportedly forced his girlfriend into a vehicle against her will.

The boyfriend, identified in an Albany Police Department report as John Westley Dublin Jr., was charged with one count of kidnapping, one count of battery and three counts of cruelty to children — indicating that there was a trio of juveniles present during the incident.

The report did not indicate if the victim had sustained serious injuries or if deadly force was used in the course of the incident.