The Party of Five star was held at gunpoint and forced to use drugs, police say

By Ken Lee
June 17, 2010 03:25 PM
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Recovering addict Jeremy London was held at gunpoint and forced to use drugs last week by alleged kidnappers in Palm Springs, Calif., police say. A suspect, Brandon Adams, 26, has already been arrested in the case.

London, 37, was attempting to change a flat tire on his car on June 10 at 2 p.m., when a group of men approached to assist him.

“After the tire was changed, [London] offered the men a ride home,” a police statement reads. “A short time later, he was held at gunpoint in the vehicle by one of the occupants. The gunman forced London to drive to various locations throughout the city, purchase alcohol and use illicit drugs.” After approximately 12 hours in captivity, London was able to escape on June 11 around 2 a.m. and notify police.

“Thankfully, Jeremy London survived his terrorizing ordeal in Palm Springs last week – although understandably shaken and scared, he is currently working closely with law enforcement as they investigate the horrific turn of events,” the Party of Five actor’s rep, Dominic Friesen, said. “Jeremy is spending quality time in an undisclosed location with family and friends, and appreciates the overwhelming support from his fans.”

Police arrested Brandon Adams, 26 of Palm Springs for the alleged kidnapping. Adams has been charged with kidnapping, robbery, possession of stolen property, vehicle theft and carjacking. London’s car has already been recovered and the investigation is ongoing.

London opened up to PEOPLE in April about his ongoing divorce, financial problems and struggle to remain sober.