Man indicted in mall kidnapping case

A man accused of kidnapping his wife and young child, at gunpoint, from Southlake Mall was indicted by a Clayton County grand jury on a string of charges related to the May 2009 incident.

Darius Hosley, 27, was indicted Wednesday on two counts of kidnapping, three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of false imprisonment, cruelty to children, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, criminal damage to property, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, carrying a pistol without a license, and battery, according to court records.

According to Morrow Police Capt. Scott Olson, police arrested Hosley on May 31, 2009, after he reportedly confronted his wife and two-month-old child, while they were shopping at Southlake Mall around 2:30 p.m.

According to a warrantless arrest affidavit filed by Morrow Police, Hosley allegedly forced his wife and child out of the mall food court at gunpoint, and into his car. Police said Hosley fired two shots -- possibly three -- and that one bullet struck the rear door of a Mercury Grand Marquis in the parking lot.

Police said Hosley struck a Clayton County Police patrol car as he attempted to drive out onto Mt. Zion Road.

According to court records, Hosley was denied bond on a number of the initial charges police filed against him.

-- From Staff Reports