Knox County man allegedly kidnaps woman, leads deputies on chase

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KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT)- Deputies say a Knox County man now faces kidnapping charges after he allegedly forced a woman into his vehicle and led officials on a pursuit.

Officials say they received a 911 call early Saturday morning stating that Dewey Warren forced a woman into his vehicle. According to the Sheriff's Department, the female had filed an Emergency Protective Order against Warren.

When deputies tried to stop the vehicle Warren was driving, they say he accelerated to speeds over 90 miles per hour and led deputies on a chase.

Deputies say the vehicle was stopped at the intersection of US 25E and the Corbin bypass. Upon arresting Warren and rescuing the female, Warren told deputies he was a Corbin Police Officer, which was false.

Dewey Warren was arrested and charged with Kidnapping-Adult, Unlawful Imprisonment-1st Degree, Violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO, Speeding/26 mph over limit, Fleeing or Evading Police-1st Degree, Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, No Operators License, No Insurance, Impersonating a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest.

He is now lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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