Nashville Man Charged with Kidnapping His Memphis Girlfriend & Her Child
October 30, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Domestic Violence detectives today charged a Nashville man with abducting his girlfriend and her three-year-old daughter in Memphis last Friday night, and with robbing the woman at gunpoint during the trip here.
Quenton T. Burroughs, 23, of Glastonbury Road, is jailed tonight in lieu of $150,000 bond.
On Saturday morning, the 23-year-old victim flagged down an officer on Broadway and reported that Burroughs came to her Lamar Avenue home in Memphis the night before and asked that she accompany him to Nashville. The victim initially agreed. While en route, Burroughs is alleged to have become violent, assaulted the victim and then refused her request to stop and let her and her daughter go. The victim said at one point, Burroughs robbed her at gunpoint of a debit card so that he could refuel.
The victim explained that she was ultimately able to escape Burroughs after he left her and the child at his apartment. The victim ran and called her mother, who drove from Memphis to Nashville and assisted in flagging down a Metro officer at 11:20 a.m. Saturday.
Domestic Violence Detective Ben Koertge swore out warrants Saturday night charging Burroughs with two counts of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. Burroughs was arrested today as he returned to his apartment.