ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A Beckley man is behind bars, accused of kidnapping three adults and threatening to shoot and then eat them.
Forty-year-old John Will Jackson was in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on $20,000 bond Tuesday.
State Police charged him with one count of attempted robbery and three counts of kidnapping.
Trooper D.T. Stallings says Jackson forced the victims to drive him to a tobacco store in Elkins early Sunday.
The Inter-Mountain (http://bit.ly/ZMloVX) says the victims were at a party in Beverly but left when a fight broke out. They told police Jackson indicated he had a weapon and demanded they take him to the store.
The victims say that Jackson repeatedly threatened to shoot, bite and eat them.
Stallings says Jackson didn't have a firearm. He only pretended to.