Police arrested a Jackson man early Thursday morning for kidnapping his girlfriend from her home and leaving her three young children home alone, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department.
The release said at the time of Thursday’s incident, Transou was free on $40,000 bond. He faces a Jan. 20 theft charge for shoplifting a home security alarm system from Wal-Mart on Emporium Drive valued at $306.20.
Based on this morning's arrest, Transou's $40,000 bond was revoked and he will be held at the Madison County Jail. His next court appearance on all charges is scheduled for Feb. 28 in city court.
According to the release, at 1:49 a.m. Thursday, police were called to a home on Pony Cove. A woman told police that she received a distressed phone call from her cousin, Marion Andrews, asking her to call police because her boyfriend, Transou, had forced her from her home. The woman then told police that during the call, Transou grabbed the phone and told her that she would not see her cousin again if she called police.
Police and the woman then went to Andrews' home on Hicks Street, the release said. Andrews' children, ages 9, 8 and 2, were there alone. The children were in bed and not harmed. Officers broadcasted a BOLO (Be on the lookout) for Transou's car.
The release said shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday, officers stopped Transou's car on U.S. 45 Bypass at Old Humboldt Road. Officers separated Andrews from Transou. She told police that she was breaking up with Transou and he forced her into his car against her will, causing her children to be left alone at home. He also took her cell phone, which prevented her to call 911 for help.