SAVANNAH, GA (February 18, 2019) – Savannah Police detectives have arrested a suspect in a kidnapping that took place outside a Waters Avenue residence today. 

Charles Poag, 53, has been charged with kidnapping and theft by taking (auto). 

According to an investigation, a 22-year-old woman was kidnapped outside of her apartment complex in the 8000 block of Waters Avenue around 12:10 p.m. by a man whom she did not know. The woman was able to escape and run to Carey Hilliard’s, where several SPD officers were eating lunch. The suspect fled in her vehicle.  

About two hours later. Poag was taken into custody in Chatham County Police jurisdiction by officers with the SPD Strategic Investigations Unit and the CCPD. Poag, who was driving the victim’s vehicle at the time, was also a suspect in an incident being investigated by CCPD.