Liza Fletcher kidnapping suspect Cleotha Abston (Memphis PD/TBI/Shelby County Jail) MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Memphis judge has set the bond for the 38-year-old man who is charged in relation to the abduction of Eliza Fletcher, a mother of two who was pulled into a car during an early morning run.Cleotha Abston had his bond set at $500,000 on Sunday, meaning he'd need to post $50,000 in order to be released from jail.
He is being charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and tampering.He was taken into custody by law enforcement officers on Saturday after he was spotted by U.S.
Marshals at 10:45 a.m.An affidavit for Cleotha Abston states that two witnesses, including Abston's brother, Mario, told police that they saw the suspect cleaning the interior of a GMC Terrain, which was named a "vehicle of interest" by police.ELIZA FLETCHER ABDUCTION: SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY CLEANED 'VEHICLE OF INTEREST' PRIOR TO ARREST, POLICE SAYPhotos provided by Memphis Police Department show Eliza Fletcher running early Friday morning (Memphis Police Department) The two also stated that they saw Cleotha Abston cleaning "washing his clothes in the sink of the house," adding that he was acting "strange," according to the affidavit.Eliza Fletcher went missing on Friday morning at 4:30 a.m.
at the 3800 Block of Central Ave. in Memphis, Tennessee and was forcefully taken into a GMC Terrain, according to police, who say that there was a struggle.Video surveillance in the area of the abduction allegedly shows the GMC Terrain "passing and then waiting for the victim to run by," before Cleotha Abston ran "aggressively toward the victim." She was reported missing at around 7:45 a.m.