Man faces robbery, kidnapping charges

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Incident on Shoal Creek bridge brings 6 felony charges

A Washburn man is facing six felony charges relating to an alleged kidnapping and robbery at the Shoal Creek bridge on Sept. 6.

Trenton Carrington, 19, of Washburn, is charged with first-degree robbery, three counts of first-degree kidnapping and two counts of first-degree assault.

According to a probable cause report filed by Thaddaeus Harris, deputy with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, on Sept. 6 at about 10:30 p.m., Carrington and two accomplices allegedly took three victims to the bridge and held them at gunpoint.

The accomplices allegedly took one victim’s keys and pack of cigarettes, and Carrington allegedly searched through another victim’s belongings. One victim said Carrington’s motive was to locate missing marijuana.

Carrington also allegedly hit the first victim in the head with the pistol and held the firearm to the victim’s head while the victim was on the ground. The accomplices then allegedly struck the victim in the head about five times, causing the victim to lose consciousness.

All three victims told police they felt in imminent danger of death or serious injury if they left or disobeyed Carrington and his accomplices.

Carrington is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $250,000. He has been arraigned, and he is set for a bond hearing on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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