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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