Two East St. Louis men are now facing aggravated kidnapping charges after Belleville police say they held a woman against her will with a weapon.
Charges allege that 25-year-old Barneshio A. White and 21-year-old Antonio K. Wright “knowingly and secretly confined Tamija Walton against her will while armed with a firearm” in a vehicle on Aug. 2.
Both White and Wright face charges of aggravated kidnapping while armed with a firearm and aggravated unlawful restraint in connection to the incident.
White was listed as an inmate at the St. Clair County jail on Monday afternoon. Wright was not.
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Belleville police did not immediately return a call for comment.
Both men live in the 800 block of North 84th Street in East St. Louis.