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Man charged with kidnapping woman, 2 children in Prattville

Johnny Rudolph is charged with domestic violence and kidnapping.
Johnny Rudolph is charged with domestic violence and kidnapping.(Source: Autauga County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 9:58 PM CDT
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PRATTVILEE, Ala. (WSFA) - Prattville police have charged a man with kidnapping a woman and two children.

Johnny Rudolph is charged with three counts of kidnapping and three counts of domestic violence.

According to court filings, Rudolph went to an apartment complex off Covered Bridge Parkway on June 18 where he hit a woman multiple times in the face and strangled her until she lost consciousness. Police say he took the woman and two children against their will and held them at gunpoint with the intention of “terrorizing” them.

Investigators say he drove then to Butler and Lowndes counties. The children were dropped off at a location in Lowndes County 30 minutes to an hour after the incident. The woman was woman dropped off at a store in Lowndes County between 90 minutes and 2 hours after the incident.

It was in Lowndes County that the victims were able to contact the authorities after being released.

Prattville police asked the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office for help. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rudolph on Monday and brought him to Prattville.

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