Kidnapping, assault suspect Charles Galloway in custody

This is another picture of Charles Galloway. | Source: New Albany Police Department

Updated - The suspect, Charles Galloway, is in custody.

Posted: Oct 18, 2019 9:35 AM
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:22 PM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - New Albany Police have a wanted man in custody.

According to the New Albany Police Department, 46-year-old Charles Galloway was taken into custody at approximately 11 a.m. Friday.

Police and other law enforcement agencies had been searching for Galloway after he allegedly assaulted and kidnapped another man on Thursday morning.

New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson later confirmed that officers captured Galloway in the area of the Shady Grove Road home where the alleged assault happened.

Law enforcement officers spent the night searching for the suspect after they received a credible tip late Thursday night.

Robertson provided information about the overnight search.

As a result of the search, New Albany Elementary School was placed on a soft lockdown Friday.

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