"This is real. Jeremy's still in shock. He was very scared," Melissa said. "People don't understand that police only have one of the guys in custody. There are still two suspects out there. We're very scared."
The story Melissa and Jeremy told police is that they had gone out to eat at the Jack-in-the-Box and come out to find a flat tire. Two men helped them change it, and Jeremy offered to give them a ride home. For some reason Melissa felt uncomfortable in the car, and the men allowed Jeremy to drop her at home before taking him on a ride of terror, forcing him to do drugs at gun point.
Jeremy claims that the kidnappers told him, "Hit this! Hit this or I'm gonna kill you!" while holding a gun to his head and forcing him to smoke some sort of drug.
Melissa addressed the doubters, citing a new wave of crime.
"I just hope this never happens to them," she told. "Police told us this is the new thing to do down here... rob people at gunpoint and make them do drugs so they won't be reliable witnesses. It's happening more and more. I can tell you that Jeremy was scared for his life. He's still scared."
Jeremy and Melissa have a 3-year-old son, Lyrik. They are in the process of divorcing and Jeremy must undergo regular drug testing because of a custody issue, so his story of doing drugs under duress is even more suspect. Both parents have lost custody because of drug use and Melissa's mother has been raising Lyrik.
Jeremy has also claimed that the kidnappers threatened to go after his son.
"I'm so scared to press charges," he wrote on his Facebook page last week. "They kept saying they knew where my son lived and they's (sic) strait (sic) for him first."
Watch video of Melissa's interview here.