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Dollar General kidnapping suspect has bond set

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Jackson police confirm the manager of a Dollar General store in west Jackson was kidnapped Wednesday afternoon. Jackson police confirm the manager of a Dollar General store in west Jackson was kidnapped Wednesday afternoon.
Police say the victim, Erin Howard, is shaken but "elated" to be free. (Source: Friend of victim) Police say the victim, Erin Howard, is shaken but "elated" to be free. (Source: Friend of victim)
Someone reportedly picked Erin Howard up and brought her back to the Dollar General store while police were on the way to pick her up shortly after 9 p.m. Someone reportedly picked Erin Howard up and brought her back to the Dollar General store while police were on the way to pick her up shortly after 9 p.m.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The man accused of kidnapping a Dollar General store manager had his bond set at $50,000 Monday morning.

Jackson police say the Dollar General store manager kidnapped Wednesday afternoon has been found, and the man accused of taking her is under arrest.

Police say the suspect, Justin Dennis, was found at Central Mississippi Medical Center around 9:30 p.m., but he doesn't appear to be injured. Police had reportedly been tracking Dennis' cell phone since the kidnapping around 4:30 p.m.

Police say the victim, Erin Howard, is shaken but "elated" to be free.

Police had reportedly been in contact with Dennis since the kidnapping and had convinced Dennis to let Howard go. Howard was dropped off at the Corner of Gallatin Street and Highway 80.

Someone reportedly picked her up and brought her back to the Dollar General store while police were on the way to pick her up shortly after 9 p.m.

Wednesday afternoon, police say Dennis fired at least one round inside the Dollar General store on W. Capitol Street before taking Howard with him.

Green said Dennis had previously been banned from the store. Green couldn't provide any details on why Dennis had been banned.

Dennis now faces charges of kidnapping and shooting into an occupied dwelling. The court says Dennis has not yet been arraigned on the shooting charge.

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