Longview Man Charged with Felony Kidnapping

According to the Longview police, a Longview man forced his wife to drive him to Dallas at knifepoint.  48 year old Bobby Earl Menefee was arrested on Felony Aggravated Kidnapping charges at a home on Butler Street. Menefee is being held without bond in the Gregg County Jail. His wife, 43 year old Brenda Thomas, told investigators that Menefee held her at knifepoint and forced her to drive to Dallas, beating her along the way.