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Police: Redding man arrested on kidnapping charges after carjacking

The Thursday-morning kidnapping began at the Bonnyview Boat Ramp.

Posted: Oct 8, 2020 3:23 PM

REDDING, Calif. - One Redding man was arrested on kidnapping charges after police say his victim was able to go into a convenience store and ask for help.

It began around 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 when officers responded to a report of a possible carjacking at the Bonnyview Boat Ramp.

Investigators say they later learned the 39-year-old victim was approached at the boat ramp parking lot by Justin Kenyon. Kenyon, police say, offered to sell the man drugs and when he declined, Kenyon pressed a knife against the victim and demanded a ride.

While the victim was driving 32-year-old Kenyon through Redding, officials say he was able to convince Kenyon to let him stop at a convenience store for something to drink because he was thirsty.

Once he got in the store, police say the victim was able to call for help. Officers quickly arrived and found the victim's car with Kenyon inside.

When he was arrested, officials say Kenyon had two knives in his possession, as well as suspected meth.

Kenyon as booked into the Shasta County Jail on charges related to kidnapping, false imprisonment and possession of meth.

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