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August 09, 2003

Two hurt in Lincoln crash:

WAYNESBURG - Two women were injured Thursday in a traffic collision on U.S. 27 south of Waynesburg.

State police said a vehicle driven by Sharon K. Von of Tateville was stopped to turn east when it was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Charlotte G. Cress of Eubank.

Both drivers were transported to Lake Cumberland Medical Center with injuries. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage. Trooper Eric Taylor investigated.

Third suspect in kidnapping arraigned:

LOUISVILLE (AP) - A third suspect wanted in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of 16-year-old girl was arraigned Thursday, police said.

James C. Jackson, 33, of Louisville was arrested without incident Wednesday outside his home, police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said.

Jackson faces charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, sodomy, unlawful imprisonment and rape, Smiley said.

Police initially had been searching for a man the victim said was named Tony.


Two other Louisville men - Jackie J. Woodard, 34, and Nathaniel Weaver, 33 - were arrested soon after Kentucky's first Amber Alert was raised.

The Shelbyville girl was abducted at gunpoint from a hotel there. She was found hours later. She told investigators that her abductors let her go when they saw television reports that an Amber Alert had been raised for her.

Woodard was charged with kidnapping, first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy. Weaver was charged with kidnapping, complicity to first-degree rape and complicity to first-degree sodomy.|8/8/03***

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