Two women were forced into a car at gunpoint in Brattleboro on Thursday just before 1 p.m., Brattleboro Police said, but were freed when police – acting on tips – located and stopped the car.
Three suspects were arrested when the vehicle was found; the fourth suspect was identified during the day and a search for Salahdin Trowell, 30, of Jersey City, N.J., began. Police went to an apartment at 125 Canal Street to arrest him, and removed two adults from the apartment, but Trowell refused to come out. Police rescued a 2-month-old baby from the apartment, and evacuated the apartment building. After a few more hours Trowell was found hiding under a bed and was arrested. Police let residents back into the building at around 5:30 p.m.
Four people were charged, and police say the investigation continues with more arrests expected. Marcus Koritz, 19, of Springfield, Mass., and Jacobina Carter, 38, of Brattleboro, were each charged with two counts of kidnapping and one of burglary, and are being held on $10,000 bail. James Manning, 29, of Jersey City, N.J., was also charged with two counts of kidnapping and one of burglary, and is being held on $25,000 bail. Trowell was charged with two counts of kidnapping and is held on $50,000 bail.