Tennessee Code Title 39. Criminal Offenses § 39-13-304

(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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