Victim kidnapped, carjacked in Vicksburg, escapes in Hattiesburg; 2 arrested

Left to Right: Isabella Brown, Billy Westbrook

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) — Two people are arrested in the Pine Belt in connection with a Vicksburg kidnapping and carjacking.

Vicksburg Police tell us that 18-year-old Isabella Brown and 27-year-old Billy Westbrook are charged with the crime.

Officials said the victim was kidnapped and robbed Friday in Vicksburg on Halls Ferry Road.

The suspects took the victim’s car with him still inside. He told police that two people approached him asking him for a ride. He agreed to help them, but Westbrook allegedly held a gun to his head when they all got inside the car, The victim was also forced to stop by the ATM to give them money.

The three drove South, and the victim was able to escape in Hattiesburg, police said.

Brown and Westbrook were taken into custody in George County.

They are now being held in the Warren County Jail. Their bonds are set at $200,000.

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