Alleged Father/Son Kidnapping Team Arrested

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Ricky Walker (left) and Samuel Jackson (right) were arrested August 31 and charged in connection with an alleged kidnapping/robbery that originated in Park Forest on July 22, 2007. (Photographs: Park Forest Police Department)

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— The Park Forest Police Department issued a press release late Friday afternoon regarding the arrest of a father and son charged in connection with a July kidnapping in Park Forest.

Ricky Walker, 48, and his son, Samual Jackson, 25, of Harvey, were arrested and charged today with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated vehicular hijacking, and armed robbery. The alleged offense occurred in Park Forest on July 22, 2007.

According to the release, the two allegedly kidnapped the manager of the Save-a-Lot grocery store in Richton Park as he arrived at his home in Park Forest. The manager had left work at 1:30 a.m. The two allegedly forced the manager at gunpoint into the rear of his car, and then allegedly drove him back to the grocery store where they allegedly took almost $4,000 in cash before fleeing.

Park Forest detectives recovered evidence at the scene which later identified the father and son as suspects. The detectives, along with the South Suburban Emergency Response Team, served a search warrant at 15633 Dixie Highway, Harvey, where the two suspects live, and recovered additional evidence.

Walker has a conviction on an aggravated robbery charge in Romeoville, and Jackson is currently on parole on an aggravated charge from Cook County, according to the release.

The two are to be transported to the circuit courhouse in Markham for a bond hearing.

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Ricky Walker, 48 (Photo: Park Forest Police Department)

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Samuel Jackson, 25 (Photo: Park Forest Police Department)

 Source: Park Forest Police Department press release