Cops: Man abducted victim, held her at knifepoint

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 26-year-old Alabaster man is facing up to 20 years in prison after he allegedly abducted a victim, beat her, held her at knifepoint and tried to prevent her from calling 911.



The Alabaster Police Department arrested Timothy Dewayne Hudson, who lists an address on Fourth Place Northeast in Alabaster, on May 29 and charged him with one felony count of second-degree kidnapping and misdemeanor counts of third-degree domestic violence – harassment, third-degree domestic violence – menacing and interfering with a domestic violence emergency.

Second-degree kidnapping is a Class B felony, according to Alabama law, and is punishable by up to 20 years in prison upon conviction.

According to Hudson’s arrest warrants, the charges stemmed from a May 25 incident, during which the suspect allegedly abducted the victim and held her against her will.

During the incident, Hudson, “While possessing a knife, would not allow (the victim) to leave the premises,” and allegedly “punched and struck the victim multiple times,” leading to the two third-degree domestic violence charges.

Hudson’s interference with a domestic violence emergency call came after he allegedly prevented the victim from calling for assistance by throwing her cell phone into the woods.

As of May 29, Hudson was being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $21,000.