Mother wants answers after son abducted at gunpoint, dropped off beaten ‘like a dog’

MEMPHIS, TENN. — A Memphis mother says her teenage son is traumatized after being abducted and beaten last week.

Although Memphis Police said he was found safe after hours of searching, she says her son’s life is altered forever.

On April 14, Bryion Sorrell was abducted, taken at gunpoint by two men in Frayser, according to the Memphis Police Department.

“When I get there, she said it was two big guys that came and snatched Byrion. I said, ‘Why did they just snatch him? Why didn’t they snatch your kids?’” said Elita Bean.

Bean says on Thursday morning, she was met by her son’s friends and a parent who said 19-year-old Sorrell was taken in broad daylight.

A release from police said the teen was taken by two men with AR-15 style rifles driving a 2-door black Honda Accord.

By the afternoon, Memphis Police said Sorrell was located “safe and sound.”

“When I got to the hospital, he was all bloody, his shorts cut off, to see his hands was big like the 99 cent potato chip box at the stores. To see his whole bed bloody, to see both his hands messed up. I was in tears,” said Bean.

She says those shorts were originally long pants, and it all stems from a dispute over an iPad that was taken.

Four days later, she says Sorrell can only partially hear out of one ear, and his hands need surgery as a result of the beating.

“They said the left hand, one hand is broken. They said the right hand has several bones broken. They said the bones is sticking up out his hands. That’s why his hands is big like that,” she said.

Bean said that now she’s worried for her family’s safety with no arrests by police so far.

And although she knows her son and his friends were wrong in this situation, so were the suspects for taking matters into their own hands.

“I need someone to feel my son’s pain. I have to feed him, I have to wash him, he’s back to a baby, and this not a problem, I promise you, but this man beat my baby with a sledgehammer.”

Memphis Police released information on the suspects last week, saying they’re two black males, one with a cheek piercing and a second who had a mask on.

If you have any information on this case, please call Memphis police at 901-528-CASH.