Second person charged in kidnapping case

Zachary Kinnard/Boyle County Detention Center

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – With the help of investigators in Danville and Boyle County, Pulaski County has charged a second person in connection with an apparent kidnapping and shooting late last week.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, 29-year-old Zachary Kinnard, of Danville, has been charged with kidnapping with serious physical injury in connection with the March 27 shooting of Jermaine Bennett Jr., of Winchester.

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He was arrested Thursday in Danville by the Danville Police Department and ordered held on $150,000 cash or property bond, according to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck.

The day after the shooting, 34-year-old Jayme Barker, of Winchester, was

Jayme Danielle Barker/Pulaski County Detention Center

charged with kidnapping and assault.

According to Speck, Barker is accused of shooting Bennett, who was found with zip ties around one wrist and an ankle.

Pulaski County deputies responded to a shooting call at about 2:15 p.m. March 27 on Brock Road in the Nancy community and found Bennett. He was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital by Air Methods and later identified Barker as a suspect.

With the help of Somerset Police, investigators  located her in Somerset at about 9 p.m. on March 28. She was charged with kidnapping, fourth-degree assault and tampering with evidence.

Investigators have not said what prompted the kidnapping or shooting or how the three are linked.