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Man jailed for alleged kidnapping threats

Luke Dyer

Luke Dyer

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Snellville man charged last year in an incident where he reportedly kidnapped and sodomized his male victim was arrested again recently, this time for allegedly threatening a kidnapping.

Loganville police issued an arrest warrant for Luke Garrett Dyer, 21, after they said he visited the Best Buy store on Atlanta Highway "on five different occasions" before telling a worker there that he was going to kidnap a fellow employee.

Detective D.C. Hunt said Dyer frequented the store and started conversations with the female victim, buying multiple stereos, providing a false name and inviting her out to his car.

On the final occasion, he asked her coworker what her name was.

"Then he uttered, right there to this coworker, 'I'm going to kidnap her,'" Hunt said. "With that information, we can't take that lightly. She of course was in fear of her life."

Gwinnett County Jail records show Dyer was arrested Monday on stalking charges.

This month's arrest came as Dyer awaits trial on charges stemming from a bizarre sex case, in which Gwinnett County police believe he lured a North Georgia man to a Stone Mountain extended stay hotel and held him captive for eight days.

Dyer reportedly presented himself as a member of a Christian rock band, and offered him a slot in the group if he agreed to date Dyer's sister, named "Heather." The victim accompanied Dyer to Stone Mountain in December, under the guise of playing gigs at churches.

While staying in a hotel room, "Heather" -- allegedly Dyer texting the victim with another cell phone -- began commanding the victim into specific male sex acts "as punishment," police said. The victim reportedly gave in when Dyer produced a weapon, later believed to be a BB gun.

According to testimony at a probable cause hearing, the victim was later found under a bridge on U.S. Highway 78.

Dyer was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, four counts of aggravated sodomy and false imprisonment. Jail records show he posted $24,500 bond on Feb. 15.

Another man reached out to the Daily Post following publication of testimony from the December hearing, saying he was "afraid (Dyer) might be attacking others."

"He tried to get me to date his sister or something, and give me a job. It all sounded out of whack," the man wrote in an email. "He's tried to get in contact with me several more times."

According to his booking sheet, Dyer is an employee at Discovery Point Day Care.