Robert Caldwell, 25, formerly of Danville, was charged by the Kentucky State Police with fleeing and evading police, 1st degree; criminal mischief, 1st degree; kidnapping; robbery; and theft by unlawful taking. Kentucky State Police detectives in an unmarked car, indicated that Caldwell had been involved in a hit-and-run, sideswipe collision with a Jeep that was traveling west on Thomas Ridge Rd in Casey County. The detectives pursued the 2005 Jeep Wrangler but was unable to locate it.
During the course of looking for the Jeep, it was discovered that the Jeep had been stolen from a residence on Turkey Creek Rd in Casey County. The accused came out of the woods onto the property and found a 13 year-old male outside the residence. The male juvenile was made to get in the Jeep, at gunpoint, and was taken. The juvenile was released a short time after being abducted and found unharmed.
The vehicle was located after multiple agencies engaged in several hours of searching and a second pursuit ensued and ended in Lincoln County where Caldwell was taken into custody by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on multiple local, state, federal charges. Boyle County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Junction City Police Department, Nelson County Sheriff’s Department and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department assisted.