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RCSO: Atlanta Man Was Held Captive in Augusta Home for 4 Days!


An Atlanta man was kidnapped from his home Dec. 12, brought to Augusta and held inside a closet for four days before escaping, according to authorities.

YanceyOn Friday, authorities arrested 31-year-old Yancey Robertson as one of his kidnappers. He’s being held in the Richmond County jail on charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment.

A sheriff’s report spells out the ordeal as detailed by the 55-year-old Atlanta man:

On Dec. 12, the victim was taken against his will from his residence in Atlanta by Robertson and three other men. The men locked him in a room in a closet at a home on Sturnidea Drive and would only open the door to give him food.

On Dec. 15, the kidnappers opened the door to give him food, and he began to fight with

“The unknown men and Robertson hit him with pistols resulting in injuries to his head,” a sheriff’s report says. “He got outside the residence and ran with Robertson and the unknown men chasing him.”

At some point, the man stopped chasing the victim and he notified authorities, who responded to Meadowbrook Drive and Sturnidae Drive.

The victim told investigators that the men kidnapped him because they believed he took some drugs from them. There is no word on the other suspects.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


  1. this sounds too weird , unknown men kid nap someone on the suspicion of stealing drugs & then feed him, then let him get away ,then hang around the location and wait for the police ? I must have missed something ,or I just read this wrong! ! ! !

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