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Westchester Man Accused Of Zip Tying Victim In Gunpoint Kidnapping

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A Westchester man has been accused of committing a violent gunpoint kidnapping.

Yonkers resident Owen Drain, also known as “Whiteboy,” and “Tommy,” was charged this week in Manhattan federal court to a gunpoint kidnapping in the Bronx on Nov. 19 last year.

It is alleged that on that day, Drain zip-tied his victim during the course of the kidnapping, according to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman.

“As alleged in the Indictment, the defendant kidnapped a victim in a car at gunpoint,” Berman said in a statement. “Thanks to the outstanding work of the FBI and the NYPD, the defendant is now charged in federal court for this extremely serious crime.”

Drain, 35, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 20 and charged with kidnapping. If he is convicted, he faces life in prison.

In a statement, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea added, “This arrest and indictment reflects the hard work that members of the NYPD engage in each day to hold responsible the small number of individuals committing much of the violence in New York City. I commend the efforts of the NYPD investigators and our law enforcement partners involved in this investigation.”

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