According to the victim, he told authorities that he was kidnapped in Laurel and was forced to withdraw money, pointing to the former defensive tackle as the person who held him against his will.
Jerrell Powe, a former University of Mississippi and NFL football player, was arrested in Mississippi on kidnapping charges.
The Ridgeland Police Department arrested the 35-year-old man who was currently listed at the Madison County Detention Center.
Ridgeland Police Chief Brian Myers said Powe and another person were arrested Thursday at a city bank.
Myers said the kidnapping began in Laurel, 75 miles southeast of Jackson, and ended after the victim was able to contact Ridgeland police. He said the victim is safe.
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Powe is scheduled to make an initial appearance before a judge on Tuesday.
Powe played defensive tackle for Ole Miss from 2008 to 2010. He finished with 69 tackles, seven
Powe played college football at Ole Miss from 2008 to 2010. He was on the Rebels teams that won the Cotton Bowl in 2008 and 2009.
The Chiefs selected Powe in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, where he played three seasons, racking up eight tackles and one sack in that span. He signed with the Texans in 2014 and played 16 games for them, recording 10 tackles but no sacks.
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