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UPDATE: Kidnapping suspect captured in Kentucky

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By VINCE LUECKE
Editor

CANNELTON – A man wanted for questioning in the alleged kindnapping of a man in Cannelton Thursday was captured Friday by Kentucky State Police.

According to Patrolman Micah Jackson, the victim was approached in the parking lot of a Cannelton business by a male who displayed a firearm and ordered the victim to drive him to a location in Tell City.

Jackson did not release the location of hte business but said the incident took place on Indiana 66.

The suspect, identified as Paul M. Lenz, 32, exited the vehicle after arriving in Tell City and the victim was able to flee and notify police.

Officers were notified of the kidnapping report at 9:23 p.m. Thursday.

Police said early Friday Lenz was last seen in Hancock County, Ky., wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt and red pants with black stripes down the side.

Kentucky State Police detained him shortly after noon at the 10-mile marker on the Natchr Parkway.

Police said Lenz has a misdemeanor warrant for an unrelated offense.

No other details were available Friday afternoon.

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ORIGINAL STORY, POSTED FRIDAY MORNING: Cannelton police seek kidnapping suspect

CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is investigating a reported kidnapping that occurred Thursday night in the parking lot of a business on Indiana 66 in Cannelton.

According to Patrolman Micah Jackson, the victim was approached by a male who displayed a firearm and ordered the victim to drive him to a location in Tell City.

The suspect exited the vehicle after arriving in Tell City. The victim was able to flee and notify police. Officers were notified at 9:23 p.m.

Jackson said the Cannelton Police has a possible suspect and needs the public’s help in locating him.

Paul M. Lenz, 32, is sought for questioning. He is a approximately 6 foot tall and weighs 230 to 240 pounds. He has tattoos on both sides of his neck. Lenz was last seen in Hancock County, Ky., wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt and red pants with black stripes down the side.

Police said Lenz has a misdemeanor warrant for an unrelated offense.

Anyone who sees Lenz should not approach him but should call 911 or the Tell City Dispatch Center at 547-7068.

Lenz has connections to Tennessee.