Authorities in Kentucky on Tuesday arrested a man wanted in connection with the recent kidnapping and carjacking of a south Kansas City man, the FBI said.
Kentucky State Police, Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies and Stanford police officers chased Robert C. Caldwell, 25, by vehicle and foot before arresting him about 3:35 p.m. Tuesday in Lincoln County, Ky., the FBI said.
Authorities allege that Caldwell abandoned a vehicle in Pulaski County, Ky., before carjacking another vehicle nearby. He could face both state and federal charges, the FBI said.
Caldwell was charged in Kentucky with kidnapping, robbery, theft, fleeing and evading police, and criminal mischief.
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A second person who allegedly helped Caldwell kidnap a 67-year-old Kansas City man remains on the loose.
The victim told police that two armed kidnappers took him from his driveway as he prepared to leave for work Thursday morning. They forced him to drive across the state, withdrawing money from bank ATMs.
The victim escaped after a scuffle with his kidnappers in suburban St. Louis. His abductors took off in his van, which police later found wrecked in Kentucky, about 600 miles from Kansas City.
According to court records, Caldwell was convicted of robbery in Greene County, Mo., in 2007 and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Though initially placed on probation, he was sent to prison in 2009 after his probation was revoked.
He was paroled in Missouri in May. His parole was being supervised by the Kentucky Department of Corrections as part of an interstate compact.