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Suspect calls 911, confesses to holding elderly couple hostage for 2 days near Jacksonville – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

NEAR JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) — An elderly couple from Florida fell sufferer to a disturbing crime in their very own house.

Authorities mentioned a person tied them up and held them captive for two days — that’s till the suspect referred to as police on himself.

Authorities made the disturbing discovery after responding to a 911 name, Monday night time.

Deputies mentioned the caller advised them he tied up two victims for two days inside a house near Jacksonville.

“Very scary and sad and, obviously, alarms go off,” one girl mentioned. “Should we be locking our doors? Should we be concerned?”

Neighbors mentioned they’ve seen the suspect, 46-year-old Aubrey Lumpkin, on the property a number of instances earlier than.

They mentioned the house owners are a couple of their 70’s.

“They’re an elderly couple, don’t come out a whole lot,” one girl mentioned.

“Good people, quiet,” mentioned neighbor Lonnie Strickland.

Strickland and his spouse, Bobbie Joe, reside simply subsequent door.

“Their house is that far, so, yeah,” Bobbie Joe mentioned. “They’ve always got their lights and stuff on. They haven’t had them on the last couple days but there’s been vehicles, so we assumed it was the normal.”

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office mentioned the suspect stayed with the victims your complete time.

He has a historical past with legislation enforcement.

In 2018, Lumpkin was listed because the Clay County Sheriff’s Office most needed.

“They’re elderly. That’s gotta be really traumatic on them,” Bobbie Joe mentioned.

The sheriff’s office mentioned the couple is now within the hospital.

(*2*) one neighbor mentioned.

Lumpkin was arrested for the house invasion but additionally for an excellent drug warrant.

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