Police: Young mother kidnapped, beaten, dumped on side of road

A young mother was kidnapped, beaten, and dumped on the side of the road, according to police.

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DeKalb County Police have now arrested a man investigators say abducted the woman at the Budget Inn on Memorial Drive.

Investigators believe Derwin Johnson kidnaped the young mother as she took her trash out Wednesday night and then drove her to Newton County where she was dropped off.


Police found her walking along the road, naked and bleeding from a stab wound. She was taken to the hospital where she reportedly remained Thursday evening.

Johnson was taken into custody Friday afternoon at his father's home in Newton County, officials said.

He's been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and other charges.