TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Kidnapping and Arrest in McCreary County
(Whitley City, KY) - On Saturday, January 3, 2004 Kentucky State Police officers and McCreary County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported kidnapping from the Kroger parking lot in Whitley City.
According to the investigation at approximately 7:00 a.m. an unknown male abducted a female at knifepoint after she exited her vehicle in the parking lot.
The female whose identity and age is being withheld was treated for minor injuries at an area hospital. Detective Billy Correll arrested Benjamin Coffey age 24 of Stearns, Kentucky lodging him in the McCreary County Jail charged with Kidnapping. Additional charges are pending further investigation.
Detective Billy Correll is conducting the investigation and was assisted by Trooper Anthony Phillips and Deputies from the McCreary County Sheriff's Department.