Man charged with kidnapping, endangering others

Dillon Vice/Owingsville Police

OWINGSVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 25-year-old Owingsville man is charged with kidnapping and assault following a brief standoff with Owingsville Police and Bath County Sheriff’s deputies late Sunday night.

According to Owingsville Police, Dillon Vice was arrested following the incident which began at about 11 p.m. Sunday when officers responded to a home on Cecil Avenue to check on a woman after a relative called concerned about her welfare, police said.

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Officer Johnny Botts responded and found the woman in the house with Vice who allegedly was holding the woman against her will, according to police.

The woman got free and Vice pulled a large knife and tried to stab Botts. The officer managed to avoid injury and call for back up. Two Owingsville officers, Bath County deputies and Kentucky State Police troopers responded.

Holding the knife, Vice told Botts to kill him. Instead, Botts talked him into dropping the knife and surrendering, police said.

Officers learned the woman had been assaulted, suffering on-life-threatening injuries. She was not taken to a hospital. Two other adults and two children also were in the home, but weren’t injured, police said.

Vice is charged with Kidnapping 1st Degree (Adult), Assault 1st degree (Police Officer), Assault 1st degree (Domestic Violence), and four counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree.

The case remains under investigation by officer Justin Sutherland.