Ky. man held in car theft,kidnapping xrB

May 10, 1991

The FBI today arrested a Frankfort, Ky., man in Anne Arundel County and charged him with the theft of a car from a Kentucky dealership, while police continued to search for a salesman from the dealership who was missing.

Ronald Brown, 20, was to appear this afternoon before federal Magistrate Judge Paul M. Rosenberg in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on charges of interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, Agent David Williams said.

Brown and the stolen car were found near the Fort George G. Meade Army base last night.

Brown went into the Frankfort car dealership yesterday at about 9:30 a.m. He asked to test-drive a 1990 burgundy Toyota Camry. John Putnam, 26, who had been working at the dealership for about a month, accompanied Brown, according to the Lexington, Ky., Herald-Leader.

When the men failed to return after two hours, employees at the dealership called police.

A judge in Franklin County in Kentucky yesterday issued a warrant for Brown's arrest charging him with the kidnapping of Putnam and the theft of the car, Williams said.

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