Galax man charged with kidnapping

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Two individuals were reportedly held at gunpoint as suspect attempted to flee from law enforcement


A Galax man has been charged with the abduction of two individuals by gunpoint, following an eight-hour pursuit by Pulaski County police officers.
Matthew Ray Russell, 33, of Galax, was arrested on Saturday morning by the Pulaski officers and charged with two counts of abduction, the police department confirmed in an article published in the Pulaski Patriot.
The charges came after Russell allegedly held two people at gunpoint for about eight hours followed by a pursuit as he attempted to escape custody.

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