Two charged with rape, robbery and kidnapping
by James Phillips
Apr 10, 2013 | 5437 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two men are in custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office after being arrested and charged in connection with a weekend abduction and attack on a west Jefferson couple.

Codi Wayne Miller, 26, of Dora and Scott Charles Blaisdell, 48, of Fairfield are in the Jefferson County Jail. Miller is charged with robbery and two counts of kidnapping. His bond is set at $180,000. Blaisdell is charged with rape, robbery, assault and two counts of kidnapping. His bond is set at $255,000.

Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian said the victims were a 22-year-old male and his 18-year-old girlfriend. The male victim told deputies the two men, who they knew, had convinced his girlfriend Saturday to drive to a secluded, dirt road off Flat Top Road in an effort to find some money the men said had been hidden there. The victims said he and his girlfriend were promised a share of the money.

Christian said the man reported once they had driven down the dirt road, the two men attacked them. The male victim was cut on the neck with a knife and then tied to a tree. He said Blaisdell then attacked his girlfriend and raped her. The suspects then took the car and kidnapped the girlfriend.

The male victime was able to get free and walk to the main road where he flagged down a passerby who drove him to a convenience store where he called for help, Christian said.

A lookout was issued for the car and the female victim. The car was located in the parking lot of a Walmart in Brent and the female victim was found inside the store. Surveillance video from the store captured one of the suspects leaving the store when law enforcement arrived. A search with police dogs was conducted, but the suspect was not located. Later Saturday, Blaisdell was captured by Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies as he tried to hitchhike out of Brent.

Christian said Blaisdell served time in Massachusetts for rape and will be charged with violating the Sex Offender Registry Act.

It was learned Miller had been dropped off in Homewood earlier Saturday. He remained on the run until Tuesday afternoon when Adamsville police spotted him at Walmart in Adamsville. He was arrested and turned over to sheriff’s office investigators. Christian added Miller had previously been arrested and charged with drug possession, burglary and assault.