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East Georgia man charged in connection to his own 'kidnapping'

OCONEE COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

An Oconee County man was arrested after police said he was complicit in his own "kidnapping."

According to a release from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, 41-year-old Detrick Favors was arrested on Aug. 19 and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit theft by extortion and making a false statement.

Police said Favors tried to get ransom money from an unidentified victim in November 2013.

According to authorities, Favors and the "kidnappers" were going to split the ransom money.

Police originally responded to what appeared to be a kidnapping at Brown's home back in November when they saw that his front door had been shot through and smashed open.

The "kidnapper" was caught and arrested while trying to pick up the ransom money, while Favors was eventually found with minor injuries, according to police.

No ransom was ever paid.

Police said that evidence was eventually presented to a grand jury which is when an indictment was returned for Favors. He was arrested while trying to renew his driver's license in Athens.

Several other people have already been convicted in the conspiracy, according to police.

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