Officials: 'Non-criminal' matter that sparked kidnapping fear was an attempt to sneak person on to Fort Gordon

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Deputies say a woman was shoved into a trunk at Belair Dyess Self Storage Thursday. (Source: WRDW)

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office now says that a call about a possible kidnapping was an attempt to sneak a person on to Fort Gordon.

Officials say they were called Thursday morning about a potential kidnapping when a woman was spotted getting into the trunk of a black Chrysler 300 near a self-storage facility on Jimmy Dyess Parkway.

The call sparked a frantic search for the car by many law enforcement officials in the area.

But the car was eventually found several hours later and the man and woman in the car were both safe.

Sheriff's officials have since referred to the investigation as a "non-criminal matter."

Since then, officials say the female passenger was attempting to enter the base through the trunk because she didn't have her state-issued ID, which is required to get into the base.

No word on if any charges could be or will be filed against the pair.

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