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Deputies: Kidnapping victim found naked at gas station

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Timothy Howard (Abbeville Co. Sheriff's Office) Timothy Howard (Abbeville Co. Sheriff's Office)
SIMPSONVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Abbeville County deputies said the victim of a kidnapping in Honea Path on Thursday was found naked at a gas station a few hours later.

According to an incident, a man and his girlfriend were getting ready for work at their Elizabeth Street Extension home early Thursday morning when they noticed a car in their driveway. The report said when the man went outside to find out why it was there, Timothy and Kristie Howard began demanding items they said had been stolen from them.

The report said that the man told the Howards he did not know anything about their stolen items. It said Timothy Howard then stormed into the house, pointed a gun and forced a teen, who was also inside the home, into his car.

According to the incident report, the teen told deputies that the Howards drove him to a gas station, while Timothy Howard pointed a gun at him and again demanded the items that were stolen from him. The teen said he again told the Howards he didn't know anything about the stolen items.

The report said that was when the Howards stopped the car at a gas station in Honea Path, made the teen take off his clothes and get out of the vehicle. It said a deputy found the teen naked and upset at the gas station.

Thursday night, Greenville County deputies and the SWAT team went to Timothy Howard's home in Simpsonville, and arrested him when he arrived.

Deputies said they are still looking for Kristie Howard. Anyone with information about her whereabouts was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

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