Burglary Intentions May Have Motivated Medina Abduction
Ronald Jermaine Jackson (left) and William Charles Graham.
Photos: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Two men are in custody after leading police on a two-hour search overnight.
Medina police say the incident started around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when the two men abducted a 37-year-old man from his house in Loretto. The man’s wife called police, and the car the suspects were driving was found and pulled over near Highway 55 and Pioneer Trail in Loretto. The suspects then ran, according to police.
The man is a manager at a Verizon retail store in Minneapolis, police reported. The suspects - who have been identified as William Charles Graham, 30, and Ronald Jermaine Jackson, 28 - followed the victim to where he was abducted.
As the man was exiting his vehicle, one of the suspects approached him with a gun and pulled him towards the suspect's vehicle, police reported. The suspects zip-tied his hands and shoved him into the trunk of a Dodge Charger. It is believed that the suspects' intentions were to take keys to the retail store to gain entry to burglarize it.
Police and the Minnesota State Patrol helicopter eventually tracked the suspects down in a field in Corcoran and arrested them around 1 a.m.
The victim was not hurt, but a sheriff’s deputy suffered injuries.
Medina Police originally said the victim and suspects didn’t know each other, but have since said the incident doesn't appear to be random.