Man taken by fugitives found dead in Ala. Hotel

By The Associated Press

JACKSON – An Ohio man who was carjacked and kidnapped by two fugitives who escaped from Louisiana was found dead at an Alabama hotel.
The body of David Michael Cupps, 53, was found at a Comfort Inn in Bessemer, Ala., Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent John Mehr said Thursday.
The fugitives were pulled over on Interstate 40 in west Tennessee on Tuesday evening in a rented car. The men in the car, 33-year-old Darian “Drake” Pierce of Bogalusa, La., and 36-year-old Ricky Wedgeworth of Memphis, ran off.