Lewiston pair accused of kidnapping friend of person who ‘ripped them off’

Posted Dec. 04, 2011, at 5:47 a.m.
Dennis Moore
Dennis Moore
Shunte Jones
Shunte Jones

LEWISTON, Maine — A Strawberry Avenue man and woman faced several charges including kidnapping after their arrests Saturday morning.

Shunte Jones, 31, was charged with two counts of criminal theft, aggravated assault, assault and kidnapping.

Dennis Moore, 34, was charged with criminal threatening with a weapon and kidnapping.

Lt. Michael McGonagle of the Lewiston Police Department said few details were available on what led to the charges.

“Somebody ripped them off $100, and the person that ripped them off’s friend was allegedly kidnapped, taken at gunpoint and driven around the city until they found the kid that ripped them off $100,” McGonagle said. “They assaulted the kid. The kid did receive medical attention, but he’s been released.”

The incident remains under investigation. Jones and Moore were being held at the Androscoggin County Jail on Saturday night.

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