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Police: Man kidnapped other man, beat him

Ronald Goodman arrested on Westside

Booking photo for Ronald Goodman
Booking photo for Ronald Goodman

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was arrested after putting another man in a chokehold and putting a knife to his face and throat, demanding his debit card information while they rode in a car on the Westside, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Ronald Goodman, 45, is now facing charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and false imprisonment.

A second suspect in the vehicle, Reginald Jackson, Jr., 44, was also listed in the police report, but his booking information was not available on the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office website.

The victim told police two men in a gray Cadillac picked him up at the Kangaroo gas station on 103rd Street and Firestone Road Monday shortly before 5 a.m.

He said he knew the men because they lived near his son, but he didn't know their names.

He said they offered to give him a ride and he accepted. He said after he got in the front passenger street, the men rode him around and didn't take him to his son's house.

He said a man in the backseat, who police identified as Goodman, put him in a chokehold and put a knife to his face and throat, the police report said.

The victim told police the men demanded all his money. He said he remembered riding to a gas station at Wilson Boulevard and Old Middleburg Road.

The victim said he refused to give up his ATM PIN and the men began beating him repeatedly in the face and body, according to the police report.

The victim said they rode up to the Kangaroo on 103rd Street and Shindler Drive and he was able to get out and run inside the store for help.

Police arrived at the gas station and blocked the suspects in so they couldn't leave the parking lot.

Police said they found a pocket knife in one of the suspects' pockets and a crack pipe in the cup holder of the center console.

Police said they also found a wallet on the passenger's side that matched the description given by the victim.

JSO said there was a third man inside the vehicle during the incident. He was driving and ran off and has not been captured.

The victim was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.