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8/11/03 - Troup

Kidnapping Suspect Calls KLTV, Gives Up

A two-county weekend manhunt ended peacefully Monday. Twenty-two year-old Timothy Gray turned himself in to Troup police, after being sought for aggravated kidnapping.

Gray initially fled when officers came to his house Friday night on a welfare concern. He eluded a Cherokee County manhunt for 48 hours.

Gray called KLTV Sunday night, saying he would be giving himself up Monday afternoon in Troup. Officers say his familiarity with his local police department may have led him to give up the chase.

"He's familiar with some of our officers," Troup police officer Michael Tipton said, "plus he's from this area. I guess he had a little more trust since he's not familiar with some of the deputies involved."

Gray was detained by Troup police, then returned to Cherokee County, where he faces a count of aggravated kidnapping involving his wife. Bond was set at 750,000 dollars.

Reid Kerr (rkerr@kltv.com) reporting.

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