The man accused of kidnapping Tennessee heiress Eliza Fletcher was convicted of rape as a child and previously kidnapped a prosecutor.

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 Cleotha Abston, 38, does have a felony record dating all the way back to the time he was 12 - including serious assault and rape.

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 In the small dawn of May 25, 2000, he kidnapped Memphis attorney Kemper Durand at gunpoint. 

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Abston, 16, grabbed Kemper Durand at handgun in 2000.

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Kemper was locked in the frigid blackness of his car trunk," the firm's obituary said.

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 Cleotha Abston served twenty years for kidnapping Kemper Durand.

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 Corrections Tennessee

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 The attorney only observed an armed guard "after several hours," the complaint added.

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 "Kemper yelled for help," the document said.

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 He was sentenced to 24 years in jail, and Durand campaigned to keep him locked up, documents show.

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Durand spoke on behalf of Abston's co-defendant Marquette Cobbins, his law company said.

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