LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Police arrested a Lancaster man after he allegedly held a woman against her will.
49-year-old Joseph Wilson is facing several charges including kidnapping and assault.
Lexington Police said they received a call around 1:00p.m. on Saturday from the woman’s mother saying Wilson was holding her daughter against her will at the Rodeway Inn in Lexington.
Wilson and the woman left the hotel before officers arrived.
Police were able to connect to a three-way phone call between the mother and the alleged victim, and they used the cell phone ping to track the pair’s location.
Reportedly they were driving in and out of Fayette and Jessamine Counties.
Police eventually were able to stop them about 7:30 p.m. on North Mount Tabor Road in Lexington. That’s where they took Wilson into custody.
Authorities said the alleged victim told them Wilson pointed a gun at her inside the hotel room, and had choked and beaten her throughout the day.
Officers say that Wilson and the woman were in a relationship, but she had a pending emergency protection order against him.
A neighbor who lives near Wilson in Garrard County did not want to be identified, but said the alleged victim knocked on her door just last week.
“She said he was trying to hurt her. Could she come in? I said yes, you can,” said the neighbor. “She had to be scared to death.”
Wilson was charged with kidnapping, intimidation of a participant in the legal process, fourth-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and tampering with physical evidence.
Wilson was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.