Police: Men Kidnap Teenager in Indianola

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By Liz Blood

INDIANOLA, Iowa - Two Indianola men are in jail accused of kidnapping a teenage boy at gunpoint.

Police said at about 8:30 p.m. Friday the alleged victim, who police have not identified, was walking to his car when he was approached by two men. The two men followed the teen to his car and got into the car with him. One of them, Cameron Dodd, 27, pulled a gun, police said.

The 16-year-old alleged victim told police Dodd forced him to drive to Dodd's Indianola home.

He told police Dodd accused him of having a relationship with Dodd's wife. Dodd then assaulted the teenager before allowing him to leave.

Police said due to Dodd's violent criminal history, the Metro Star special tactical response team was called in.

Saturday at about 7 a.m., the team forced their way into the apartment and found Dodd, his wife, and two others.

Police said they seized a handgun and drugs, plus additional items they would not disclose to the public.

Michael Frazier, 27, was also arrested. Police said he was part of the original kidnapping.

Frazier and Dodd were charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping and felon in possession of a firearm. Police said additional drug charges will also be filed.
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