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Man kills his neighbor before stealing car and using it to kidnapping woman

By Mason White 12:29 PM June 20, 2017
John C. Czarnecki (left) Christopher G. Smith (top)Sally McIntyre
John C. Czarnecki (left) Christopher G. Smith (top)
Sally McIntyre
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) Police arrested two men for a crime spree that spanned over three states.

John C. Czarnecki, 53, and Christopher G. Smith, 47, both of Georgia, were arrested after police learned that they killed a man and kidnapped a random woman.

The incident began when police were called after a woman was kidnapped after leaving Walmart in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The woman, who was identified as Sally McIntyre, was driven to Kansas, where the kidnappers abandoned her in a cornfield and she was able to ask passersby for help.

McIntyre told police that she loaded items into her vehicle while two men were sitting in a silver Suzuki next to her car.

When she went to the driver’s side, one of the men approached her. He pulled a knife, placed it at her head and demanded money.

When the victim said that she does not have money, the second man got into her car and he wanted to drive away. McIntyre honked her horn in order to get attention from other shoppers.

However, the suspect warned that he will harm her if she did so again. The suspect then removed her scarf and tied her hands behind her back ,and he drove away with her in the vehicle.

The second man followed them in the Suzuki. The men stole her debit card, which they later used, and took her diamond ring. McIntyre, who was unharmed, told police that she does not know the suspects.

Officers were on the lookout for the men and when they were finally apprehended, police discovered that the car belonged to Abraham Jacobs, who is the neighbor of Czarnecki.

Police tried to get in contact with Jacobs, and when they were unable to do so, officers went to his home and found that he was killed.

Czarnecki and Smith were charged with class felony kidnapping, robbery and armed criminal action.

Czarnecki faces additional charges of aggravated assault for the murder of Abraham Jacobs.