Kidnapping Suspect Caught

Glen Wheeler, Jr., who is suspected of trying to kidnap two women, was arrested at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

A tip led deputies to Shell Point Wednesday afternoon where they spotted Wheeler inside a car. He's been on the run since Sunday after two women ID'd him as the man who broke into their homes, attacked them and tried to kidnap them.

Wheeler was arrested without incident at the intersection of Old Shell Point and Cornegay Way around 2 p.m. Deputies say they've been looking around the clock for Wheeler, so his arrest isn't just a sigh of relief for the community, but for investigators too.

MAJ Maurice Langston of the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office says, "During the time of his arrests, some of the deputies, after he had been handcuffed and placed into a patrol unit, heard people in a nearby restaurant applauding, so there's a deep sigh of relief."

Wheeler is facing a number of charges: kidnapping, burglary with assault, battery, attempted kidnapping, attempted burglary and grand theft auto.

Additional charges are also coming down from the Wakulla County Courthouse. There was another person inside the car with Wheeler. We are told that man hasn't been charged. However, he is being questioned.


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