MOULTRIE — A Moultrie man was apprehended Thursday after he allegedly forced his way into a woman’s car and made her drive him around town.

Antonio Jose Cantoo, 24, of 1 Norman St., was charged with kidnapping.

Whitney Wright reported she had gone to a store in the Winn Dixie shopping center on Talmadge Drive at 11:47 a.m. Thursday about her phone. As she left the store, a Hispanic man, later identified as Cantoo, came up to her and asked her for a ride.

Wright declined to give Cantoo a ride, but he allegedly opened the passenger door of her truck and got inside. He then allegedly grabbed her phone and told her to take him to the Roses shopping center.

While at the Roses shopping center, Cantoo stated he did not see anyone he knew and allegedly told Wright to drive him home. She told him no, but when he allegedly looked like he was reaching for something in his pocket, she drove him home.

When they arrived at his house on Norman Street, Cantoo allegedly began to rub Wright’s arm. She told him to stop and he began to blow her kisses before getting out of the truck, she told police. Wright fled from his house quickly and contacted police, who went to Cantoo’s house and placed him under arrest.


Moultrie Police

• Darryl Wayne Burks Jr., 21, of 400 Seventh St. S.W., was charged Thursday with driving with a suspended license and operating an unregistered vehicle.

• Cedric Davis, 27, of 1600 Sunrise Ave., was charged Thursday with interfering with a police officer.

• Patrick D. Walker, 20, of 2778 Highway 319 N. in Norman Park, was charged Thursday with illegal possession of alcohol.

• Alfredrick Green, 23, of 1340 Fourth St. S.W., was charged Thursday with public drunkenness.

• Willie Henry Lawton, 46, of Second Street Southwest, was charged Thursday with theft by taking and criminal trespassing.

• Reginald Dewayne Nelson, of 708 12th St. S.W., was charged Thursday with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, obstruction, loitering and crossing a guard line with contraband.

• Latonya Nicole Wilson, 26, of 417 Church St. N.W. in Pelham, was charged Friday with DUI, driving with a suspended license, no proof of insurance and driving without a license.

Colquitt County S.O.

• Richard Rieden, 19, of 750 E. Pinetree Blvd. in Thomasville, was charged Thursday with driving without a license and speeding.

• Harland Dorothy Howell, 42, of 601 Highway 319 N., was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.

• Belinda Hill, of 134 Shady Grove Road, was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.

Other Incidents

Moultrie Police

• Larry Richardson reported someone damaged the Freckles Skate Center building on First Avenue Southeast between 4 p.m. Wednesday and 8:09 a.m. Thursday.

• An officer was called to American Pawn on First Avenue Southeast after someone pawned a riding lawn mower Monday. The lawn mower was reported stolen by Theresa Seay of Raymond, Miss.

• Jessica Fletcher reported someone keyed the trunk of her Dodge Neon while she was at Moultrie Technical College on North Veterans Parkway between 7:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

• An employee at Oxley’s on West Central Avenue reported Thursday a known male customer cashed two fraudulent checks.

• Henrietta Allen reported a thief stole her cell phone after she left it on the dashboard of her Buick Lesabre while it was parked at Winn-Dixie on Talmadge Drive Thursday. The value of the stolen cell phone was $219.

• Charity DeMott, of Camilla Highway, reported a thief stole an RCA 27-inch television, a Gateway laptop computer, a Microsoft X-box, a Blueghost hard drive and a bird cage with two finches inside between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday. The value of the stolen items was $871.

• Bernardo Naranjo reported a thief damaged two air conditioners and stole the copper and compressors from two houses on Joe Louis Avenue Thursday. Damage and the value of the stolen items was $2,500.

• A juvenile girl reported a thief stole her LG cell phone after she put in on the bleachers at Mack Tharpe Stadium on Stadium Drive Thursday. The value of the stolen cell phone was $150.

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