2018 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 13 - Offenses Against Person
Part 3 - Kidnapping and False Imprisonment
§ 39-13-304. Aggravated kidnapping.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 39-13-304 (2018)
  • (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.

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