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Man who prompted stand off wanted on kidnapping charges

James Dennis Mayes (Source: LMDC) James Dennis Mayes (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - New details have been revealed concerning charges of a man who allegedly held Jefferson County Sheriff's Officers at bay in the Clifton Heights area.

Around 9 a.m. Tuesday, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's office were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on James Dennis Mayes at his apartment off Mt. Holly Avenue when he barricaded himself inside.

Lt. Col. Carl Yates, a JCSO spokesperson, said when deputies arrived, a woman and two children came out of the apartment and said they didn't believe Hayes was armed. At that point, Hayes, 32, refused to come out. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. deputies forced entry into the apartment and arrested Mayes without incident.

Wednesday an arrest report revealed Mayes was wanted for kidnapping charges.

The report said Mayes got into a woman's car without her knowledge at a gas station and threatened to kill her.

Mayes and the victim have a child together.

The incident with Mayes and the victims lasted a couple hours.  The victim was unharmed.

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