November 11, 2003
Albany- Albany police hope you can help them catch suspected kidnapper. "We just really want to go ahead and get him off the streets before he's able to do anything else," Lt. Kenn Singleton said.
Germaine Stephens, 23, is accused of going to an east Albany apartment and beating the mother of his three children. Shenika Hudson is okay, but she is shaken by her ordeal and the fact that her attacker is still out there.
Police say Stephens burst into Hudson's Towering Pines Apartment where he beat and choked her as her friends tried to fight him off. "With him choking her to the point of unconsciousness, I believe if her friends weren't there, it would have been a lot more serious than what it is now," Cpl. Jason Armstrong said.
Investigators say when Hudson lost consciousness, Stephens forced her into his car and drove to Martin Luther King, Junior Drive. Hudson managed to get away near Twin Flower Road and call police. An officer quickly spotted Stephens. He bailed out of his car at M.L.K. and Harmon and ran off into nearby woods.
He's still free tonight, but he's charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, burglary, and seven other charges from outstanding warrants.