Man convicted in 2017 Avondale kidnapping

(Manuel Towns)

A jury found Manuel Towns guilty on all charges in connection with a 2017 Avondale kidnapping.

The jury found that Towns kidnapped a woman, placed her in the trunk of her own car and drove around using her ATM card. The woman managed to escape from the car trunk after hours of captivity. Surveillance cameras captured the dramatic escape.

Towns was convicted of first degree robbery, first degree kidnapping and two counts of fraudulent use of credit/debit card.

A sentencing hearing is set for June 11.

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