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A 19-year-old man is now charged with kidnapping a man from his north Macon home and robbing him.

John Edgar with the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force says they arrested Brandon Howard Wednesday at the American Value Lodge on Eisenhower Parkway, in Macon.

Edgar says Howard was the man seen in a surveillance camera photo taken at the Sun Trust Bank on Zebulon Road Monday night, Nov. 18.

The sheriff's department says two armed men kidnapped 29-year-old Samer Othman that night from his home in Howard Oaks subdivision, off Bass Road.

After stealing some items from the home, they allegedly forced him to use his debit cards at the bank ATM.
Othman was not injured, and the robbers allegedly dropped him off in south Macon.

Edgar said a Crimestoppers tip led to the arrest. He said Howard's girlfriend, Chanelle Smith, had some items from Othman's home. She was also arrested.

They're still looking for the second robber.

Anyone with information on the case can contact Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

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