WRPD looking for man suspected of stealing car, kidnapping woman

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Jayln Cortez Hunlen (Photo: Warner Robins Police Department)
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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Warner Robins Police Department is looking for a man suspected of stealing a car and kidnapping a woman.

A WRPD news release says a woman reported her car stolen at 3:42 Wednesday morning from her home on Elberta Road.

Police say the man, 24-year-old Jayln Cortez Hunlen, returned in the car around 11 a.m. and that the victim got inside the car with Hunlen.

Witnesses called 911 to report the victim had been kidnapped.

An officer saw the car, a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, on Highway 247 and followed it onto Highway 96 to Misty Valley Lane, a residential area.

Hunlen fled on foot, and a K-9 track was unsuccessful. The victim remained in the car.

Police say a weapon and marijuana were found inside the car.

Hunlen has still not been located after an extensive search by WRPD and the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.

Hunlen was last seen wearing a gray hooding with black jogging pants and black shoes. He is 6’1″ and weighs around 160 pounds.

Call WRPD at (478) 302-5378 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME if you know where he is.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!