Man charged with kidnapping of woman in Cave City

CAVE CITY, Ky. – A Barren County man has been arrested after police say he held a knife to a woman’s throat and made her drive away.

Cave City Police say they were dispatched Monday to Mammoth Cave Road for a possible DUI with a subject leaning outside the driver’s side door of the vehicle.

Police say they arrived and saw a man, identified as Bobby Ray Logsdon, 60, standing on the running board of a Red Ford Ranger pickup truck.

The truck traveled eastbound on Mammoth Cave Road before eventually coming to a stop at the intersection of Mammoth Cave Road and Mammoth Cave Street.

A Cave City officer exited his vehicle, and Logsdon yelled at the officer to stay back, police say. The officer then got a better view and saw Logsdon holding what appeared to be a knife to the female driver’s throat, police say. According to authorities, Logsdon continued to tell police to stay back or he would cut the woman’s throat.

Following this, police say the officer drew his service weapon on Logsdon and told him to put the knife down. Logsdon then made the female drive off to Happy Valley Road, which led to a pursuit. The vehicle was stopped with assistance from the Barren County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police.

After an hour of negotiations, Logsdon surrendered the knife to officers, police say.

The female victim was removed from the vehicle and treated for a possible cut to her neck.

Logsdon was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody without further incident.

While searching Logsdon for further weapons, police say they found 3.5 grams of methamphetamine and a small white bottle of methamphetamine.

Logsdon later admitted the substance was methamphetamine and that it belonged to him, police say.

He remains in the Barren County Detention Center, where he faces charges of kidnapping an adult, second-degree assault (domestic violence), first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess.