3 arrested in report of kidnapping in Kenai

3 arrested in report of kidnapping in Kenai

3 arrested in report of kidnapping, assault in Kenai area

Two Kenai residents and an Anchorage man have been arrested on multiple counts of crimes including kidnapping, sexual assault, assault, theft and weapons and drug charges.

Kenai police responded to a report of a man running away from a home in the Strawberry Road area on Monday night around 8:49 p.m., saying he had been held against his will, according to a press release from the Kenai Police Department.

After investigating, police officers arrested Alex Hawkins, 31, of Anchorage, Kami Wright, 28, of Kenai, and Kenny Kitchen, 25, also of Kenai, in connection with the report.

“The investigation determined that all parties involved were known to one another,” the press release states. “The investigation is ongoing, however, no other suspects are being sought at this time.”

Hawkins is charged with one count of kidnapping for ransom, an unclassified felony; one count of sexual assault in the first degree, an unclassified felony; and two counts of assault in the third degree, a class C felony.

Wright is charged with one count of kidnapping in the first degree, an unclassified felony; two counts of assault in the third degree, a class C felony; one count of misconduct involving weapons in the second degree, a class B felony; one count of misconduct involving weapons in the third degree, a class C felony; three counts of misconduct involving controlled substances, a class B felony; and theft in the second degree, a class C felony.

Kitchen is charged with two counts of sexual assault in the first degree, kidnapping and assault in the third degree, according to the Kenai Police Department press release. The charges did not appear on a Courtview online records search.

—Staff report

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