Grand jury indicts suspect in kidnapping
by JESSICA HALE
PRESTONSBURG — A man accused of kidnapping a woman from Meade's BP in Auxier and leading police on a dangerous chase has been indicted by a grand jury and now faces 10 counts related to the incident.
At approximately 9:40 p.m. Jan. 28, Charles Lemaster allegedly entered the gas station with a gun and forced his ex-wife, Nancy Lemaster, into his truck and fled the scene. A vehicle fitting the description of the one driven by Charles Lemaster was spotted in Johnson County, at which time police entered into a chase that eventually ended up on a dirt road.
Nancy Lemaster was able to escape the truck when it stalled out, and she made her way back to the officer who was unable to pursue the vehicle any further due to the weather and road conditions.
Charles Lemaster was located two days later in the Leander community of Johnson County.
On Thursday, a grand jury charged Lemaster with three counts of first-degree wanton endangermen and one count each of second-degree assault, violating a protective order, unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, fleeing or evading police and criminal attempt to commit murder.
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