NKY kidnapping suspect held in Grant County Jail

(FOX19 NOW/Jordan Vilines)
(FOX19 NOW/Jordan Vilines)

ERLANGER, KY (FOX19) - A man accused of kidnapping and attacking his ex-girlfriend, putting her in the hospital, is waking up Friday in the Grant County Jail.

It's not clear yet when Brandon Foley, 25, will make his first court appearance or when he might be extradited to Kenton County to face charges.

So far, Foley is charged with one count of kidnapping, said Erlanger police spokesman Sgt. Jon Sterling.

More charges could come. Police are still piecing details of the case together.

Foley does not have a court date yet, Grant County jail supervisors repeatedly said Friday morning.

A Kentucky State Police trooper took Foley into custody in Dry Ridge about 4:40 p.m. Thursday after an hours-long manhunt Thursday.

Online records show he was booked into the Grant County jail at 5:53 p.m.

Erlanger detectives interviewed Foley at the jail late Thursday, Sterling said.

He declined to discuss the interview, saying he did now know details.

Foley is accused of holding his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend hostage and beating her in an Erlanger apartment in the 3000 block of Lori Drive Thursday, police said.

He brandished a knife and firearm to hold the woman against her will before fleeing in a silver 2017 Toyota Corolla, Sterling said.

Investigators were able to speak briefly with the victim Thursday.

It's not clear how long she was held, but the entire ordeal lasted several hours, starting sometime on Wednesday night, according to Sterling.

Police were first alerted to the alleged incident about 3 a.m. Thursday, when the victim was taken to a hospital, he said.

The search for Foley spanned across the Ohio River into Cincinnati, where police initially thought the Toyota had been left within a two block radius of the 3200 block of Burnett Avenue in Avondale, according to Sterling.

The vehicle was found in a rural area of Grant County by 10:45 a.m., he confirmed.

"He drove to his mom's house, basically. It was off the road. He ran into the wood line. It was pretty thick woods," Sterling said.

Authorities towed the car from Mulligan Road in Dry Ridge and then sent police search dogs out to try to find Foley nearby.

Crews called off the search around 1:50 p.m., but a Kentucky State Police trooper took him into custody at a Wendy's fast food restaurant in Dry Ridge by 5 p.m., Sterling said.

At least one person at the Wendy's recognized Foley from media reports and alerted authorities, Sterling said.

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