No Kidnapping Charges To Be Filed in Spencer County Chase Incident

No kidnapping charges will be filed regarding the August 29th incident in Spencer County that resulted in two men being arrested.

On August 29th, 2019, an incident that was first reported as a kidnapping of a juvenile in Kentucky, that eventually led to a vehicular chase into Spencer County, ended in the arrest of 32-year-old Francis E. Wilkins of Owensboro, Kentucky and 39-year-old Robert J. Chilcoate of Louisville, Kentucky.

In the original incident, it was believed that Wilkin’s fiance, Kelly Quinn, was taken along with her daughter and Wilkin’s juvenile son. This brought on the intent to charge Wilkins with kidnapping Quinn and her daughter and the attempted kidnapping of Wilkin’s son.¬†However, on Wednesday, it was said that neither Wilkins or Chilcoate will be charged with kidnapping.

Quinn stated that she had not forcibly been taken, rather she felt compelled to leave with Wilkins and Chilcoate. Regarding the juvenile in question, it was found that they were not forcibly taken either.

Chilcoate and Wilkins are still being held in the Spencer County Jail on charges related to the chase that took place. Daviess County, Kentucky Police Deputies are preparing to file charges of first-degree fleeing/evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and tampering with physical evidence.

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