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Abilene man, 18, charged with aggravated kidnapping of 17-year-old

COLEMAN COUNTY, Texas - An Abilene teen is in jail after being accused of beating another teen with the butt of a shotgun and kidnapping him.

Jordan Bailey Smaller-Hopper, 18, is charged with the aggravated kidnapping of a 17-year-old man.

According to the Coleman County Sheriff's Office, Smaller-Hopper got into an altercation with the teen Tuesday, March 11, in Coleman County.

He fired a shotgun at the 17-year-old and struck him with the butt of the gun.

Authorities said Smaller-Hopper then loaded the 17-year-old into a vehicle and drove him through parts of Brown and Callahan County before letting him out near Cross Plains. The 17-year-old was discovered at a convenience store.

Last Friday, Smaller-Hopper was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping. He remains in Taylor County jail with bond set at $50,000.

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