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Four arrested for kidnapping Bowie man

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By Matt Kelton
Pioneer Sentinel

A Montague County woman and three men have been charged with aggravated kidnapping after allegedly holding a Bowie man against his will at a Vashti-area residence early last week.

Justeena Danyale Clark, 34, of Bowie, Jamey Wade Diffenderfer, 30, of Nocona, and Noah Aaron Wofford, 28, address unknown, were arrested by Clay County Deputy Chris Odom and a Trooper Harley Rosenberger Friday night after a short police pursuit near the Vashti home. Another man, Corey Trent Davis, 22, of Bowie, was arrested Friday by the Bowie Police Department and is in the Montague County Jail.

According to Investigator Guy Green of the Bowie Police Department, Clark, Diffenderfer, Wofford and Davis are accused of entering the home of a Bowie man and assaulting him on the night of Oct. 18. The four then forced the man into a car and carried him to a mobile home located on McDonald Road in southeast Clay County.

Before leaving Bowie, according to one report, the man tried to jump from the vehicle in a high-traffic area of town, alerting onlookers who then contacted the police department.

Bowie Police and a DPS Trooper followed the vehicle into Clay County, but did not find the house.

Green said the suspects called a friend of the man to come and pick him up at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Clay County deputies and DPS troopers converged on the house Friday at about 6:30 p.m. Arrests were made after searching McDonald and Liggett roads for the subjects.

Bonds have been set at $250,000 each for the aggravated kidnapping charge. Clark, Diffenderfer and Wofford each face a charge of evading arrest, with additional bonds of $5,000 each. When arrested, Clark was in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, for which a bond of $2,500 has been set.

Green said this is the second crime aimed at the kidnapped individual in less than a month. The man was the victim of a home invasion Oct. 9, during which he was assaulted and suspects stole a laptop computer. Green said the two incidents most likely involve drugs, and possibly related.

“It’s not the same suspects, but it’s all intertwined,” said Green.

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