UPDATE: Arrest made in thwarted kidnapping attempt on UK campus

Johnathan Bosley is charged with two counts each of assault, kidnapping, and wanton endangerment. (Photo: Fayette County Detention Center)
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man faces multiple charges in connection to a would-be kidnapping on UK’s campus on March 4.

According to an arrest citation, two women were walking home along Rose Lane near Aylesford Place when a vehicle pulled up next to them and a man got out.

The man, later identified as Johnathan Bosley, reportedly attempted to force the women into his vehicle. The women told police when Bosley was unsuccessful getting them in the vehicle, he pulled a firearm from his waistband and threatened to kill them unless they complied.

Bosley was then able to get one of the women partially into his vehicle before two fraternity members heard the commotion and intervened. The woman was then able to get out of the vehicle. Bosley reportedly drove off from the scene.

The fraternity members were able to get Bosley’s license plate number, and police used that information to track Bosley down.

They say while questioning him, he eventually admitted to being at the scene of the crime and said he had interacted with the two victims. He also reportedly admitted he had forced them to the ground, and that one of the victims had been in his vehicle before he left the scene.

Bosley is now in the Fayette County Detention Center charged with two counts each of assault, kidnapping, and wanton endangerment.

Original Story Posted Wed 5:14 AM, Mar 04, 2020

The University of Kentucky Police Department issued an alert following a report of an attempted armed robbery on campus.

The alert was sent out at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said two suspects armed with a gun reportedly tried to rob two female students on Rose Lane at Aylesford Place.

After other witnesses intervened, police said the suspects fled in a black Ford SUV.

Anyone with information can call the UK Police Department at (859) 257-8573.