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Matthew Ray Russell
Warrant reveals details of abduction

Staff Report

PULASKI — A search warrant in the case of a Galax man charged with kidnapping reveals that Matthew Ray Russell allegedly held two drug dealers hostage at gunpoint after a narcotics transaction gone wrong.

Russell, 33, was arrested after allegedly holding two Pulaski residents against their will for about eight hours on March 1-2, followed by an eight-hour pursuit as he attempted to escape custody.

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