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Dawn Renee Williams

A local bounty hunter has been charged in the kidnapping and abuse of a child at Bradley Central High School in August, according to a news release from the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.

Two men were arrested last month in connection with the incident, in which a 13-year-old was thrown to the ground, smacked and forced to run laps and flip tires.

They told authorities they were sent by their boss with a fugitive recovery company to "work this kid and give him a boot camp."

The boy stated he had been handcuffed, taken from his home and forced into a vehicle by the men. He was then driven to the ball fields where he was forced to perform physical exercise in the heat of the day without water. When he refused, he was threatened with a Taser by one of the men while the other unsnapped a holstered handgun, putting him in fear.

Later, it was determined that both men had been employed by Scorpion Fugitive Recovery in Cleveland, Tennessee, and had acted on instructions from Bounty Hunter Dawn Renee Williams, the release states.

Williams was taken into custody on Wednesday and has been charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated child abuse, aggravated kidnapping and false reports.

— Compiled by Kim Sebring

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