Owensboro Man Arrested for Kidnapping After Stealing Car With Child Inside

The child was abandoned and found safe.

Posted: Mar 2, 2021 7:14 AM
Updated: Mar 2, 2021 5:07 PM

An Owensboro man was arrested after stealing a car Monday night with a child inside.

According to Owensboro Police, 26-year-old Jacob Cameron faces Kidnapping, Wanton Endangerment, and Robbery charges.

Police said that after 10 PM, they responded to the Eagles Gas Station on Triplett Street for a stolen vehicle. The victim said that Cameron assaulted them before stealing the car with a 4-year-old child inside.

After locating the vehicle on New Hartford Road, police chased Cameron to Legion Park Drive, where the car crashed. He was taken to the hospital with injuries from the collision

The 4-year-old child was abandoned in the 2100 block of Breckenridge Street unharmed. A person brought the child to the Owensboro Police Department.

According to the Daviess County Jail website, Cameron is being held without bond.

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