4 charged with attempted murder, kidnapping after luring man through dating app, Memphis police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Four people are behind bars after allegedly setting a man up to be robbed using a dating app.

On Nov. 15, a man called Memphis police and asked them to meet him at Methodist North Hospital.

He said he was on a dating app called Mocospace, where he agreed to meet a woman by the screenname “Sonja,” according to an affidavit.

The man went to the 8000 block of Sag Harbor Circle and knocked on an apartment door.

A woman opened the door and invited him in.

Once inside, he was confronted by a man and another woman, according to the affidavit.

They allegedly demanded his cell phone, car keys and wallet.

When the victim refused, the suspects began assaulting him, police said.

He was led downstairs to a parking lot and put in the backseat of a dark-colored Honda, police said.

The victim said one woman drove, one woman was in the front passenger seat, and the man sat in the backseat with him.

All of the people involved were armed and making threats to kill him, the affidavit said.

After being driven around, the victim believed he was in the Raleigh area when the suspects stopped the car.

He jumped out of the car and ran to a wooded area while 4-5 gunshots were fired at him, police said.

The victim hid in the woods before walking to the hospital.

The man identified Jasmine A. Williams, 22; Trevor Keys, 32; and Nadia Townsend, 29, Jasmine S. Williams, 22, as suspects during a photo lineup.

All four were charged and taken to 201 Poplar, records show.

They face charges of Attempted First-Degree Murder, Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Acting in Concert: Aggravated Robbery, and Employment of a Firearm during Dangerous Felony.