Three people charged in targeted kidnapping and assault, Alabama sheriff says

Published 3:56 pm Monday, August 7, 2023

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with the kidnapping and assault of a man, the local sheriff says.

Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton said two women and one man were arrested.

Timothy Baker, 49, and Brandy Click, 46, are charged with kidnapping 1st, and assault 1st. Amy Downing, 48, was charged with assault 1st. All charges are felonies according to Etowah County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Wesley Smith.

The arrests of the subjects is in connection with an abduction and assault of a Guntersville man that occurred in the Egypt Community in late July, according to Sheriff Horton.

On the morning of July 29 the victim walked up to a residence in the Egypt Community asking for help with his hands still bound behind him. Deputies and medics responded, the victim was transported to a Gadsden area hospital and later transferred to a Birmingham hospital where he underwent surgeries for his injuries.

All subjects involved were acquaintances and was not a random attack.

Timothy Baker and Brandy Click are currently incarcerated in the Etowah County Detention Center with no bond on the kidnapping 1st charge and a bond of $50,000 each for the charge of assault 1st.

Amy Downing is currently incarcerated in the Marshall County Jail but once released she will be extradited to Etowah County on the charge of assault 1st with the bond of $50,000.