2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 13 - Offenses Against Person
Part 3 - Kidnapping and False Imprisonment
39-13-304 - Aggravated kidnapping.

39-13-304. Aggravated kidnapping.

(a)  Aggravated kidnapping is false imprisonment, as defined in § 39-13-302, committed:

     (1)  To facilitate the commission of any felony or flight thereafter;

     (2)  To interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function;

     (3)  With the intent to inflict serious bodily injury on or to terrorize the victim or another;

     (4)  Where the victim suffers bodily injury; or

     (5)  While the defendant is in possession of a deadly weapon or threatens the use of a deadly weapon.

(b)  (1)  Aggravated kidnapping is a Class B felony.

     (2)  If the offender voluntarily releases the victim alive or voluntarily provides information leading to the victim's safe release, such actions shall be considered by the court as a mitigating factor at the time of sentencing.

[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1; T.C.A., § 39-13-301; Acts 1990, ch. 982, § 1.]  

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