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3 Hannibal Subjects Arrested in Kidnapping Investigation

From:              Hannibal Police Department

Date:                April 11, 2018

Phone:            573-221-0987

Fax:                 573-221-3966

Contact:          Lt. John Zerbonia

On Monday, 4-9-18 at about 1433 hours officers with the Hannibal Police Department were called to the Days Inn, 4070 Market, to check the well-being of a female.  The female was located in a hotel room with a male and indicated to officers she needed help. The female reported she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted.  Officers arrested Demetrice D Moffett, 38 of Hannibal without incident.  The investigation led detectives to a residence in the 2100 block of Patchen.  At that location detectives discovered a marijuana grow operation, recovered a handgun used during the kidnapping and the assault, and recovered a stolen rifle.  Travis C. Gerard, 25 of Hannibal, was taken into custody at the scene.  The investigation also led detectives to Kenny F. Lumpford, 21, of Hannibal, who was taken into custody for being identified as an active participant in the kidnapping.  On Tuesday, 4-10-18 warrants were issued for Demerice D Moffett and Travis C Gerard. Moffett was charged with Rape 1st Degree, Kidnapping and Armed Criminal Action. His bond was set at $100,000.00 cash only. Gerard was charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Manufacturing Marijuana. His bond was set at $50,000.000 cash only.Lumpford remains in Marion County jail on a twenty four hour hold pending formal charges.

April 11th, 2018