Augusta man found guilty of kidnapping mother, child

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
Leonard Sapp (WRDW-TV)

Leonard Sapp (WRDW-TV)

Friday, July 12, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The jury has found an Augusta man guilty of kidnapping a child and mother last year.

Leonard Sapp was found guilty of kidnapping with bodily injury and hijacking a motor vehicle on Friday. He was found not guilty of attempted rape and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

Investigators say Sapp held an Augusta mother and her 2-year-old at knife point on Jones Street. They say Sapp made Ashley Nay drive to the Hicks Street area where investigators say he then tried to sexually assault her.

A woman realized what was happening and was able to get the 2-year-old out of the car while Nay fought off Sapp with help from two good Samaritans.

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