Nashville man charged with kidnapping, assault of disabled woman in wheelchair
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Nashville man is being charged with the kidnapping and assault of a disabled woman in a wheel chair he believed stole money.
According to the arrest affidavit from Metro Police, Roy Easley became convinced the woman stole money from Easley's friend during an ATM transaction earlier in the day. Police examined video from the ATM and were shown a valid receipt of the woman's transaction. Police explained there was no theft to Easley and the woman with him.
Later in the day, the disabled woman was at the Jack in the Box at 5656 Old Hickory Boulevard when the woman with Easley confronted her again, accusing her of taking money. The disabled woman asked the manager to call police and the manager handed the phone to her. Easley reportedly took the phone away from the woman and stated she wasn't calling anyone.
Police say the disabled woman then tried to leave the restaurant but was followed to the foyer area where Easley and the woman with him attempted to search the woman and locked the front doors so she could not leave. The woman went back into Jack in the Box where Easley and the woman with him "continued to hover over and around victim."
Easley was arrested on charges of robbery, kidnapping, driving on a suspended license, disorderly conduct, and assault.