Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Flagstaff man on kidnapping charges.  Spokesman Gerry Blair with Flagstaff police says 51-year-old Bertrand Eugene was taken into custody after he took off with the eight-year-old grandson of a friend – even after he was told he couldn’t.  He says Eugene was “just a family

friend” that showed up at the front door of a house at 4:30 and announced that had taken the boy to Alabama and the child’s grandfather said, “no, you’re not.”  Blair says the boy escaped when he climbed out of the rear sliding window of the suspect’s truck and jumped from the moving vehicle.  The boy suffered a few minor scrapes and bruises after jumping from the car. 

Kris Dugan