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KSP Investigates Kidnapping Of Adult In Madison Co.

Posted at 10:26 PM, Dec 12, 2018

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– KSP responded to a report of a kidnapping of an adult in Madison County Wednesday.

They say it happened at 5 p.m. at a home on Four Mile Road.

The initial investigation indicates that 28-year-old Anthony Lawson, of Mt. Vernon, and 36-year-old Joyce Hembree, of Richmond, unlawfully entered a residence and confronted the alleged victim. The victim was assaulted and forced to get into a vehicle, according to KSP. Law enforcement located the suspected vehicle at the Fifth Third Bank in Richmond, where Lawson and Hembree were taken into custody.

The victim was freed from the vehicle and was taken to Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Lawson and Hembree were lodged in the Madison County Detention Center. Lawson was charged with Burglary 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Kidnapping of an Adult, Robbery 1st Degree, and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. Hembree was charged with Burglary 1st Degree, Kidnapping of an Adult, Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, and Prescription Controlled Substance in Improper Container.

The investigation is ongoing.

Berea Citizen