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Maine Man Facing Kidnapping Charge
05/17/2013 10:12 AM ET  

Travis Landry, 29, of Surry is accused of kidnapping a Gorham man when the two met to discuss the sale of a BMW that Alexander Filatov, 19, had advertised.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A Maine man is facing charges for allegedly kidnapping a young man at gunpoint during a car sale, forcing him into the trunk of the vehicle, then driving him to Delaware before releasing him.

A criminal complaint charging 29-year-old Travis Landry of Surry with kidnapping and using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence was filed this week in federal court in Portland.

Investigators say it started April 24 when Landry met 19-year-old Alexander Filatov of Gorham to look at a BMW that Filatov had advertised for sale.

Authorities say Landry showed Filatov a gun, ordered him into the trunk, and drove eight hours to Newark, Del.

Landry was caught May 7 in Granville County, N.C.

He has not yet appeared in court. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.



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