Corinth man charged with kidnapping in Tennessee

A Corinth man is charged in connection with kidnapping in Selmer, Tennessee.

Posted: Mar 29, 2018 8:42 PM
Updated: Mar 29, 2018 9:16 PM

SELMER, Tenn.  (WTVA) --  A Corinth man sits inside a Tennessee jail on kidnapping and assault charges.

James Gadbaw is accused of holding his ex-girlfriend and her mother at gunpoint early Tuesday morning.

Selmer Assistant Police Chief Kim Holley says the hostage standoff began when Gadbaw stormed into the women's Cherry Court Apartments at gunpoint around one that morning.

Holley says the hostage standoff came to an end about an hour later when Gadbaw jumped out a back window and ran into the woods. 

But a K-9 officer was able to sniff out Gadbaw about a quarter mile away from the apartment complex.

Gadbaw was taken into custody without incident.

He faces two counts of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault.

Holley says Gadbaw assaulted the women when he held them hostage.

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