Chillicothe Man Charged with Kidnapping, Assault


A Chillicothe man has been charged with Kidnapping and Assault following an argument with his girlfriend.

According to Ross County Sheriff, George Lavender, his office took a report from a female at the Ross County Law Complex shortly before 6:00 p.m. Tuesday that she and her boyfriend, Kenneth C. Stout, 19, had got into an argument around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday.

She stated that after asking Stout to take her home, the two got into Stout's vehicle. She then alleged that Stout took her cell phone from her and refused to take her home, assaulting her multiple time and refusing to let her out of the vehicle.

The victim then stated that the two ended up in the area of Ross Lake at approximately 5:00 p.m. At that time the woman stated she was able to run from the vehicle. She was then picked up by two females who were at the lake and they took her to the Sheriff’s Office to file the report. The victim only reported minor injuries from the incident. 

Ross County Sheriff's Deputies later made contact with Stout at a Western Avenue apartment where he was arrested and charged with Kidnapping and Assault.