Knoxville man pretended to be kidnapped to get money from mom

Investigators said a Knoxville man pretended to be held hostage to get money from his mother.

According to the Knoxville Police Department, Zachery Logsdon, 23, texted his mother on April 18, saying he was being held against his will by his dealer and would be killed if he didn't pay $200. His mother repeatedly asked if he was telling the truth, because she said he's done this before in order to get drug money.

Instead of sending him the cash, she called 911.

Investigators set up a meeting to drop off the money, but when Logsdon came to get the cash, he saw investigators and ran. He was arrested after a short chase, and charged with filing a false report and resisting arrest.

Logsdon is being held on a $3,500 dollar bond.


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