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Anchorage man kidnapped by 4 people who bailed him out of jail

Casey Grove

After bailing an Anchorage man out of jail in Palmer, four Anchorage residents kidnapped the man and demanded marijuana they said he'd stolen, Alaska State Troopers said.

The alleged kidnapping victim, 22-year-old Jonathan Hill, was jailed in Palmer, charged Saturday with felony drug possession, and bailed out Monday, according to court records.

Just before 10 p.m., troopers were called to a fight at a Tesoro gas station at Mile 49 of the Parks Highway, just north of Wasilla city limits. The responding troopers took four people into custody: Jonathan Walls, 31, Jeffrey Ahvan, 24, Amone Mavaega, 20, and Katrina Walls, 26.

Jonathan Walls wanted to know what Hill had done with some marijuana Walls said Hill stole from him, troopers said. The investigators soon discovered the four Anchorage residents had paid for Hill's bail, kidnapped him and a fight broke out when Hill tried to escape at the gas station.

The four suspects from Anchorage were arrested on kidnapping charges, and Ahvan and Jonathan Walls faces addition assault charges, troopers said.

Hill, who had just been released from jail, was released, said troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.

"After we sorted it all out, he was free to go," Peters said.

The investigation did not uncover any marijuana, troopers said.

Reach Casey Grove at casey.grove@adn.com or 257-4589.


By CASEY GROVE
Anchorage Daily News