Jerrell Powe, a former NFL player, has been detained and is facing kidnapping charges.
Law authorities apprehended Powe and a companion last Thursday at a Chase Bank in Ridgeland, Mississippi, according to the police.
The man was transferred to Laurel, Mississippi, but WLBT reports that he was able to dial 911 from Ridgeland.
On August 30, 2012, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Jerrell Powe of the Kansas City Chiefs takes a break during a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
On August 30, 2012, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Jerrell Powe of the Kansas City Chiefs takes a break during a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. (Getty Images/Jonathan Daniel)
The person was safe, Ridgeland Police Chief Brian Myers informed the station.
The inquiry is still ongoing.
Powe is being held without bond at the Madison County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear at a hearing on Tuesday.
Booking picture of Jerrell Powe.
Booking picture of Jerrell Powe. (Detention Facility for Madison County)
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Powe, 35, in the 2011 NFL Draft after he spent four years as a defensive tackle for Ole Miss in college from 2008 to 2010. He spent a season playing with the Houston Texans as well. Prior to the 2015 season, he signed with Washington, however he was not included on the final roster.
Powe, who retired from the NFL with many crippling injuries, atrial fibrillation, and anxiety, was described as having these conditions in a 2017 profile. He had gone back to Ole Miss at that time to get his criminal justice degree.