Jackson County man kidnapped, stabbed and robbed

Katelyn Waltemyer
Jackson Newspapers
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RIPLEY — Kendrick Craig Conrad, 28, of Charleston, is in police custody after kidnapping, stabbing and holding a man at gunpoint over the weekend, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

Conrad allegedly forced a man into a vehicle Friday and held him at gunpoint while he drove to an ATM in Kanawha County, according to a criminal complaint document. Conrad then allegedly held a knife to the man's throat while withdrawing $300 from the ATM. While driving, an argument occurred and Conrad stabbed the man in the shoulder and back, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

Kendrick Conrad is being held at the South Central Regional Jail without bond.

After they came back to Jackson County, Conrad forced the victim to take an unknown pill, according to the case document. The next day, Conrad left the property and the victim hid in the woods and called for help. 

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An officer responded to a call around 2 p.m. Saturday, and the victim was taken to the hospital to treat his injuries.

Conrad was located in Fairplain, taken into custody and charged with kidnapping. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department said there may be additional charges. 

— Katelyn Waltemyer (she/her) is the General Assignment and Enterprise Reporter for Jackson Newspapers in Jackson County, West Virginia. Have a news tip on local government or education? Or a good feature? You can reach Katelyn at kwaltemyer@jacksonnewspapers.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kate_Waltemyer.