Kingsport man allegedly kidnaps and assaults son-in-law, trades him for Xbox 360
- KINGSPORT, TN -- A Kingsport man is accused of kidnapping his son-in-law, assaulting him, then trading his freedom for an Xbox 360 game system. Allen Begley told police that his boss and father-in-law, Joshua Seal, called him Sunday afternoon and told him he needed help moving a saw. Begley says that Seal and a co-worker, Bradley Marshall, then picked up Begley in Church Hill and drove him to Seal's Flooring on Regional Park Drive in Kingsport.
When they arrived at the business, Begley says the three men walked in, and Seal locked the door behind them. Begley says Seal then accused him of stealing $245 worth of rings from a job site, which he told Begley was jeopardizing his business. Begley told police that Seal then began assaulting him, while Marshall guarded the door. Begley says Seal demanded the money from him, at which time Begley told his father-in-law he didn't have the money. Seal then forced Begley to call friends and family to find someone that could give him the money.