Sheriff: Woman kidnapped while taking trash out

Sheriff: Woman kidnapped while taking trash out

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A kidnapping case in Harrison County has landed a Gulfport man behind bars.

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said a woman claims her ex-boyfriend, Ernie Lizana, 48, showed up at her house while she was taking her trash out. That's when Lizana reportedly forced her into his car and drove off.

"Victim stated that she convinced Lizana to drive back to a relative's house where she escaped," said Peterson.

At that point, investigators obtained a warrant for Lizana and listed him as a fugitive.

Sheriff Peterson said Lizana was caught around 4 a.m. Tuesday by Gulfport police officers with a K-9 after Lizana resisted arrest. He was taken to Gulfport Memorial Hospital for his injuries then later booked at the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility.

He's charged with one count of felony kidnapping.

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