POLICE: Drugs Near A School, Counterfeit Cash, Kidnapping & Arrests

A drug deal near a school, counterfeit money, a robbery, a kidnapping and a hostage situation... Police say it all unfolded in Jacksonville Wednesday.

Police report 20-year-old Saquala Hymon of Richlands Avenue was taken hostage Wednesday and kept in a car for hours.

Police say 23-year-old Gustavo Duarte and his stepfather, 35-year-old Gustavo Padron, both of Roosevelt Road, along with 24-year-old Kevin Johnson Jr. of Elizabeth Street were in the car with Hymon when police pulled it over about 9:00 p.m. Wednesday near Western Boulevard and Windsor Place. All were arrested.

Hymon was not hurt.

Police report all were involved in a drug deal near Grace Baptist Church, where there is a school, on Roosevelt Road in which the buyer used counterfeit money and then left with drugs.

Authorities say Duarte then drove home, picked up his stepfather, went to Hymon's home on Richlands Avenue where they came into contact with Johnson. Police report all three then went into Hymon's home, stole a TV and forced Hymon at gunpoint to the car. Police say the car traveled through Jacksonville and Onslow County for several hours while the kidnappers ordered Hymon to get the money from friends or family. She reportedly got a text to someone who notified authorities.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 24, 2011 at 12:27 AM
    The Gustavo's were set up by these other two people.The girl and her friends been dealing with counterfeit money and now the police department are aware and now her friends are doing threats to Gustavo's family.Those guys should get caught too.The girl and her friends that have hold of counterfeit money will get what they deserve and will not get away with this either.Hoping the police department investigates on this as well.
  • by Fit For The Counter on Sep 22, 2011 at 09:25 PM
    Monopoly money isn't good for buying drugs? News to me!
  • by Beryl Location: Jacksonville on Sep 22, 2011 at 06:36 PM
    I was going to say, dumb, dumber and dumber x2 but that goes of the comments too!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 at 06:23 PM
    Nice people just trying to make a honest living and the Police had to ruin it.
  • by Frank Location: Winterville on Sep 22, 2011 at 04:16 PM
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      by Alex on Sep 22, 2011 at 07:19 PM in reply to Frank
      Democrats you say? The RepubliCAN'Ts have cut so much from law enforcement, no wonder crime has gone up. Get your facts right before you display your ignorance.
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        by Anonymous on Sep 23, 2011 at 09:57 AM in reply to Alex
        No it has gone up by obama voters.
  • by ME Location: NC on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:30 AM
    I'll vote for all four... again we have winners!
  • by Papreeka on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:27 AM
    Saquala?For real?
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      by Wharf Rat on Sep 22, 2011 at 12:56 PM in reply to Papreeka
      LOL! Papreeka!

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