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Smyrna Police Looking for Uber Driver After Potential Kidnapping

Story By: Jeremy Mason, MTN Reporter September 14, 2020

UPDATE: Mr. Duarte has been located. More information will be released at a later date as this is an ongoing investigation.

SMYRNA, TN - Smyrna Police are investigating a potential kidnapping involving an Uber Driver.

On September 11, an Uber driver out of Smyrna, TN picked up a passenger and proceeded to go in the opposite direction of the passenger's destination. The passenger told the driver multiple times he was going in the wrong direction and the driver did not react. The passenger thought she was being kidnapped, proceeded to jump out of the moving vehicle and the driver fled the scene. Smyrna Police Department is working to find the Florida-based driver by the name of Jairo Alfonso Duarte. Mr. Duarte drives a blue Toyota Camry with Florida tag NLNV92.  Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Armstrong with the Smyrna Police Department by calling 615-267-5012 or email

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