Couple held at gunpoint on trail during attempted kidnapping in Jefferson County Friday


Two hikers on a trail in Jefferson County were confronted by an armed man Friday morning in an apparent abduction. When deputies arrived, they fired one shot at the suspect who was subdued and taken into custody.

The incident unfolded in the area of South Oak Way and South Newcombe Way, just east of the Fox Hollow Golf Course.

Jacki Kelley, a spokesperson with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, said that at about 8:10 a.m. a hiker witnessed the pair being held at gunpoint and called to report the situation.


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