HARTSVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Hartsville man, who was indicted on three counts of especially aggravated kidnapping.

At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tom Thompson, on November 17, 2017, TBI Agents began investigating a reported kidnapping that had occurred on Claiborne Street in Hartsville. Deputies with the Trousdale County Sheriff’s Office initially responded to a 911 call that three masked men with guns entered the home and demanded money. Agents learned that the subjects bound three people who were in the home before placing one of the males in the trunk of a car and driving away. The investigation revealed that early the next morning, the victim was able to escape his captors near Lebanon, and called 911 from a nearby home. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that connected Jeffrey Allen to the abduction.

On February 19th, the Trousdale County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Jeffrey Damont Allen (DOB 10/16/1979) with three counts of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping. Allen was arrested Monday night. He was booked Tuesday morning into the Trousdale County Jail on a $100,000 bond.