Auburn Man Charged with Kidnapping, Assault & Reckless Endangerment

Auburn police arrested 35-year-old David Brewer II Tuesday charging him with kidnapping and reckless endangerment. This all happened over the weekend when a 27-year-old woman was found unconscious in her car, dehydrated and bruised up. Auburn police are now waiting for tests to see if Brewer also drugged and sexually assaulted her.

Through surveillance video, at their place of work, Applebee’s, they saw Brewer, dragging the unconscious woman to his car early Saturday morning.

“She was at work Friday night into early morning of Saturday and about 6 a.m. there’s video of the worker actually removing her from the business and placing her into his vehicle and leaving the scene and later she was located in the vehicle,” said Auburn Police Captain Lorenza Dorsey.

Auburn police received a call about an unconscious woman in her car on Saturday, February 18.  When they arrived, they found the 27-year-old victim in her car still unconscious. She was transported to the hospital, but then was released.

“Because of the circumstances and the victim was incapacitated, we will look into sexual assault and drug use,” said Cpt. Dorsey.

Cpt. Dorsey said he doesn’t believe there was any relationship between the victim and Brewer, not even a friendship.

“As a police officer, one of the first things you want to consider, is if this is the first time this has this happened or is this the first time this has gone on we are doing an in depth investigation into Brewer to see if there’s anything else that raises concerns,” said Cpt. Dorsey.

They arrested him at his home Tuesday charging him with Kidnapping Second Degree, Assault Third Degree, and Reckless Endangerment.

Applebee’s also released a statement on this incident saying:

“We were saddened to learn what recently happened to one of our Applebee’s team members. The person in custody is no longer employed by our company. We have offered the victim and her family our heartfelt sympathy and assistance to meet her immediate needs.Because there is an ongoing police investigation it would be inappropriate for us to make further comments.”

Brewer was in the Lee County Jail, but he posted bond Tuesday night. WLTZ requested the surveillance video from Applebee’s, but police said since the case is still under investigation, it’s part of evidence and they could not give it to us. We  also went around to the other businesses to see if they had surveillance video, but they did not.

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