Police: Alleged kidnapping victim located but refuses to contact officers

Eric Wells (Source: SCSO)
Eric Wells (Source: SCSO)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department canceled a City Watch for a woman who was abducted Monday afternoon.

Originally, MPD said 26-year-old Tayrn Webster was driving and being pursued by 43-year-old Eric Wells when she struck a pole. A witness said Wells assaulted Webster and forced her into his vehicle before driving away.

However, MPD has identified the alleged victim as Taryn Fields, not Tayrn Webster.

MPD said Fields has been seen in the city and refuses to speak with officers because she has two active felony warrants for robbery and theft in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Wells and Fields are known acquaintances, and this was not a random act.

Tuesday, police found Wells and the vehicle. Wells is in jail on kidnapping charges.

Wednesday, police canceled the City Watch.

According to a TBI report, Wells has been arrested several times including for aggravated assault and domestic violence, along with drug and weapons violations.

It is unclear at this time if Wells will still be charged with kidnapping.

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