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More Details Released in Leon Co. Kidnapping and Robberies

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 09:06:42-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Authorities are releasing more details about Thursday's kidnapping and shooting in Leon County.

According to the Leon County Sheriff's Office, Charles Vaughn III was shot by a deputy Thursday after kidnapping a man and robbing two Tallahassee businesses.

Deputies say Vaughn's vehicle broke down in eastern Tallahassee which is why he hijacked the victim's vehicle.

He then held the victim at gunpoint and demanded money in the drive through of the Prime Meridian Bank on Capital Circle.

After, he made the victim drive to the CVS on North Monroe where Vaughn demanded narcotics.

Deputies are now saying Vaughn told the victim to take him to a wooded area and the victim drove him to the railroad tracks on Fred George.

The victim then called 911 and deputies brought K-9 units to search the area. Deputies say Vaughn began shooting at them and officers returned fire. Vaughn was shot twice and was caught by a K-9 named "Colt".

Deputies say Vaughn had body armor as well as a backpack with ammo, food, water, and clothes.

Vaughn was given first aid and was taken to the hospital. Once he is medically able, the Sheriff's Office says he will be taken to the Leon County Jail.

Authorities also say once in custody, Vaughn cooperated and admitted to robberies in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and the Leon County robberies. It is believed that Vaughn has committed more than 13 robberies in those states.

Deputies that responded to the incident will be cleared to come back to work after a meeting with a psychiatrist per standard procedure.

The FBI says they have been coordinating with the Leon County Sheriff's Office regarding a bank robbery that took place in Ohio at the end of October.

In Leon County, Vaughn is facing the following charges; four counts of attempted murder of law enforcement officer (including K9), carjacking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, four counts of armed robbery, four counts of aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, resisting arrest with violence, and possession of bullet proof vest while committing certain offenses.