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OGDEN — A man is in custody after police received a call Friday from a woman saying she was kidnapped earlier in the day.

Police arrested 28-year-old Kenley Lemaster after he allegedly kidnapped a woman at gunpoint and was chased by police twice then caused a car crash in North Ogden, according to a press release from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 4 a.m. Friday morning, police received a call from a woman saying she was kidnapped, but didn’t know her location. The woman said the man who kidnapped her had a gun, but didn’t know details regarding the kidnapper or the car being used. Police were able to trace the phone call and pinged her phone in Ogden Canyon, the release said.

A nearby officer saw a car headed east through the canyon in the same time frame where the call would have been placed. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the car “failed to yield” and a police chase began. The chase went into the Ogden Valley area where officers stopped pursuing because “the female passenger was attempting to jump out of the moving vehicle,” according to the release.

North Ogden Police were waiting near the North Ogden Divide in case the vehicle tried to enter the city. Officers saw the car and tried to pull it over, but the car took off once more. The car eventually caused a crash at 3900 North and 450 East in North Ogden, and police took the driver into custody, the release says.

Police say the woman was not injured during the incident.

The suspect, whom police say is Kenley Lemaster, was booked into the Weber County Jail on counts of kidnapping, evading police and DUI, according to the press release from the sheriff’s office.

Additional charges could be filed by other agencies that helped during this incident.

As of Friday afternoon, no formal charges in connection to the Friday incident had been filed against Lemaster in Ogden’s 2nd District Court. His booking photo was also not available on the jail’s website.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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