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Actor Jeremy London Kidnapped, Forced to Use Drugs

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By Kamika Dunlap on June 21, 2010 10:58 AM

Actor Jeremy London has survived a bizarre kidnapping.

Jeremy London, "Party of Five" and "7th Heaven" star, said he was kidnapped, held at gunpoint and forced to use drugs, People Magazine reports.

London, 37, told police that the incident happened while he was in Palm Springs and was attempting to change a flat tire on his car. He said he was approached by a group of men who offered to assist him.

At the time of London's alleged kidnapping, the actor had a warrant out for his arrest. In January, London was charged with driving without a license. Two months later, he failed to appear in court for the violation. A bench warrant was issued for him and bail set at $2500, Actress Archives reports.

The actor told officers that he was kidnapped and that the alleged kidnappers drove him around for five hours and forced him to smoke crack and purchase alcohol. London's car was later found by authorities in a notorious neighborhood of Palm Springs where the kidnapper lived.

According to reports the suspect's name is Brandon Adams, 26, of Palm Springs. He has been charged with several felonies including:

  • kidnapping for ransom with injury,
  • strong arm robbery,
  • carjacking,
  • receiving stolen property and;
  • taking a vehicle without the owner's consent

In general, kidnapping is commonly defined as the taking of a person from one place to another against his or her will, or the confining of a person to a controlled space.

Some kidnapping laws require that the taking or confining be for an unlawful purpose, such as extortion or the facilitation of a crime. A parent without legal custody rights may be charged with kidnapping for taking his or her own child, in certain circumstances.

Adams is scheduled to be in court on June 24th. He currently remains in custody with bail set at slightly more than a half million dollars.

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