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Man charged with kidnapping, robbing, ex-girlfriend

By Jason A. Smith

jsmith@henryherald.com

A Clayton County man is suspected of abducting, robbing, and beating his former girlfriend in the parking lot of a Stockbridge store.

Fredrick Raymond Walker, III, 46, of Morrow, is charged with kidnapping, robbery, battery and aggravated stalking. He appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Thursday, without an attorney, due to the attorney's scheduling conflict.

A preliminary hearing in Walker's case was reset for Aug. 12. Bond in his case will be set at a later date, in Henry County Superior Court.

According to authorities, Walker was ordered to stay away from the victim, prior to the encounter.

The alleged incident occurred June 25, at the Wal-Mart located at 5600 North Henry Blvd., in Stockbridge, according to Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton. Walker, Bolton said, had a confrontation with the victim, who is his former girlfriend.

"The victim had walked to the Wal-Mart from her home in Stockbridge," Bolton said. "While there, she was approached by the suspect, who was there in his vehicle."

Walker allegedly grabbed the woman, and forced her into his vehicle, according to the warrant application filed by Henry Police Officer Jason Jones.

"Walker then struck ... the victim numerous times in the face," Jones wrote. "Walker then drove away from the incident location, not allowing the victim to leave the vehicle. Walker took the victim's wallet, containing her identification, $15 and a cell phone, while he had control of her."

An arrest warrant for Walker, issued July 2, states that he bit the victim's thumb during the altercation, "causing substantial injury."

Walker, Bolton said, inflicted "several bruises around the area of her eyes and nose," and broke her skin when he bit her, causing "severe bruising."

According to Walker's arrest warrant, his contact with the alleged victim was in violation of a conditional bond which had been placed on him June 7.

Walker turned himself in to the Henry County Jail July 2, according to Henry County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Norman.