Accused kidnapper’s brother arrested for multiple charges

Accused Kidnapper's Brother arrested for multiple charges after a search warrant.
Accused Kidnapper's Brother arrested for multiple charges after a search warrant.(Shelby County)
Published: Sep. 4, 2022 at 4:15 PM CDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The accused kidnapper’s brother was arrested for multiple charges after a search warrant.

On Saturday, investigators executed a search warrant on S. Orleans St., the home of Mario Abston.

Investigators found a semi-automatic handgun, a scale with a bag of heroin and fentanyl.

When Abston was taken back to 170 North Main for interrogation, investigators found that Abston was convicted of possessing an illegal weapon in 2007 and sentenced to one year behind bars.

Abston was transported then to Shelby County Jail for booking.

Mario Abston is now charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony and possession of controlled substances.

Click here to sign up for our newsletter!

Click here to report a spelling or grammar error. Please include the headline.