ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – An Orange Park man is accused of kidnapping a woman in Jacksonville and taking her to Alabama, where she escaped and ran to get help.
Tee-Henry Wulu Currens, 22, was arrested Saturday by police in Robertsdale, Alabama. He is charged with kidnapping and human trafficking.
Police said they tracked down Currens in Robertsdale after a woman who said she had been kidnapped in Jacksonville was able to run to a busy gas station in the town and beg the clerk for help, according to WKRG-TV.
"She had ran across the parking lot. She was running away from him when she came in. To me, she was shook up. I mean, she was distraught," gas station clerk Amy Giordano told WKRG. "She asked if I could call the cops for her. She didn't tell me why or nothing like that."
Currens was arrested and booked into the Baldwin County jail, according to online jail records. It's unclear why the Robertsdale Police Department has added the charge of human trafficking on top of the kidnapping charge. Online jail records show Currens is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to records, Currens has a relatively clean background -- only traffic violations with one charge of driving with a suspended license. On that charge, showed his address as an apartment complex in Orange Park. When News4Jax stopped by Tuesday, a woman inside refused to open the door, yelling she didn't recognize the unusual name of the suspect.
According to WKRG, the FBI and authorities in Jacksonville have been contacted to help with the investigation.