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Man Allegedly Forced Woman Into Vehicle At Gunpoint

Posted at 11:34 AM, Mar 21, 2019

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A man is facing multiple charges in Montgomery County after police say he forced a woman into her car, and drove off.

It happened Wednesday at the Dollar General on Indian Mound Drive in Mount Sterling.

26-year-old Jesse Burgess is charged with robbery, first-degree kidnapping, and fleeing or evading police.

The manager of the store told authorities Burgess had what appeared to be a gun when he forced her back into her vehicle.

We’re told the two drove around for an hour before he brought her back to the store.

Authorities caught up with him a short time later.

Officials say Burgess was paroled last August for a similar crime. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but served less time.