Perry County Kidnapping Suspect Caught in Kentucky

Authorities in Perry County say the suspect in a kidnapping incident in Cannelton is now in custody.

Police say 32-year-old Paul Lenz was caught by Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green. Police say Lenz was spotted by a trooper driving in the area a little after noon on Friday. The car description and license plate matched the description provided by authorities in Indiana.

Lenz was pulled over and arrested without incident and is currently in the Warren County, Kentucky Jail as a fugitive from another state on Indiana charges of kidnapping. Lenz is the suspect in a kidnapping that happened late Thursday night.

Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall says the events unfolded when a man was kidnapped from a parking lot of a business on State Road 66 around 9:15 Thursday night. Hall says Lenz showed a gun and made the victim drive him to Tell City. That’s when police say the suspect got out of the vehicle for a short time. The victim was able to drive home and call police. He was not injured.