Vicksburg man charged with kidnapping estranged wife

Published 10:51 am Wednesday, December 30, 2020

A Vicksburg man is in custody and charged with kidnapping his estranged wife during an argument at Whataburger Tuesday.

During his initial court appearance Wednesday, Christopher Michael Hayes, 33, received a $100,000 bond from Municipal Judge Allen Derivaux Jr. Hayes’ case was also bound over to the grand jury.

According to reports from the Vicksburg Police Department, officers responding to a call from Whataburger, 3402 Hall’s Ferry Road, Tuesday afternoon were told that a woman, wearing an orange top, had been kidnapped by a man driving an older model black Ford F-150 pickup.

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The truck was later stopped on East Clay Street near Wendy’s. The woman was uninjured and Hayes, the driver of the truck, was arrested.

The case remains under investigation.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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