Jerrell Powe, a former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans, was arrested in Mississippi Thursday on a kidnapping charge.
The Ridgeland Police Department arrested Powe around 7:30 p.m. local time. The 35-year-old man was currently listed at the Madison County Detention Center.
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The incident began in Laurel and ended in Ridgeland when the kidnapping victim was able to contact police, Ridgeland Police Chief Brian Myers told WLBT-TV on Monday. Ridgeland police officers encountered Powe at a bank and took him into custody. Authorities are reportedly still investigating.
Fox News Digital contacted the Ridgeland Police Department.
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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. He finished sixth in the SEC in tackles for loss in 2009. He finished his college career with 69 total tackles , seven sacks and one interception in 37 games.
He was Second Team All-SEC in 2009 and 2010.
The Chiefs selected Powe in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
He played three seasons for the Chiefs, 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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He signed with Washington after the 2014 season, but was released before the start of the 2015 season.