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Man wanted for kidnapping charges in Ascension Parish allegedly tied to drug investigation in Assumption

1 year 1 month 1 week ago Thursday, April 13 2023 Apr 13, 2023 April 13, 2023 6:10 AM April 13, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

PAINCOURTVILLE - Assumption Parish deputies arrested two people, including a juvenile, in a narcotics investigation, but a third person fled the scene and is wanted by Ascension Parish law enforcement on previous charges.

According to the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office, investigators obtained a search warrant for a home in Paincourtville and seized a large amount of money, marijuana, and oxycodone. Kendhasia Winfield, 21, and an unidentified juvenile were arrested. 

A third person allegedly involved in the search, Kevin Ross Jr., fled the scene while deputies were obtaining a search warrant. 

Ross is wanted by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office for charges including armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping, and being involved with a criminal street gang. He's wanted by the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office for several drug-related charges. 

Winfield was arrested for drug-related charges as well as contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

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