Updated By: Winnie Wright
June 25, 2014
Valdosta, GA - The Valdosta Police Department needs your help to find a man, they say, kidnapped... battered... and robbed his ex girlfriend-- and then stole her car.
VPD tells us it happened at the WalMart on Inner Perimeter road last night. The victim says she saw 24 year-old Malcolm Noel Holsen-dolph running at her outside of the store. She then ran inside, where the fight continued. Police say Holsendolph carried the woman outside, stole her keys, and ripped her glasses off her face. She ran inside to call for help, and VPD says he took off with the car.
"Any time when you're dealing with a domestic issue, it could be dangerous. It could have been a lot worse if she couldn't get back into the store, and notified somebody to call the police. She could have potentially been injured outside", Lt. Aaron Kirk, with VPD.
Police say they found the victim's car at Holsendolph's home, but haven't found the suspect. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call VPD at 229-293-3091.
News Release: Valdosta Police Department
June 25, 2014
On June 24, 2014 at approximately 7:30 pm, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Wal-Mart on Inner Perimeter Road in reference to a robbery by force.
Officers arrived and were advised by Jhalisa Austin that while she was standing outside she saw her ex-boyfriend, Malcolm Holsendolph, running towards her.
Austin indicated that she ran inside where Holsendolph caught up to her, they started arguing, then Holsendolph picked her up and carried her outside. Austin stated that while they argued, Holsendolph ripped off her glasses, scratching her face in the process. Austin stated that Holsendolph also snatched the keys to her mother’s Nissan Altima from her hand.
Austin was able to get away from Holsendolph and went back into the store where she told an employee to call the police. Holsendolph left the store and drove off in the Nissan Altima.
A short time later, the car was found at Holsendolph’s residence, but he could not be located.
Arrest warrants for Kidnapping, Robbery, Battery, and Theft by Taking have been signed on Holsendolph.
Anyone who has contact with or knows the location of Holsendolph is asked to contact law enforcement.
Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.