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Jermaine Sprewer: LMPD says Louisville man has been kidnapped for ransom

LMPD investigators said a Louisville man may have been kidnapped and is being held for ransom.
LMPD investigators said a Louisville man may have been kidnapped and is being held for ransom.(LMPD)
Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 at 12:10 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - LMPD investigators said a Louisville man may have been kidnapped and is being held for ransom.

At a news conference Thursday, LMPD shared images (above) of 25-year-old Jermaine Sprewer, who was last seen on Crockett Drive.

Investigators said family members got facetime calls from Sprewer’s phone. They reported seeing the victim tied up and surrounded by guns. LMPD also said the suspects demanded “a large sum of money,” but family did not pay.

“Kidnappings for ransom are pretty rare,” Officer Beth Rouff said. “We don’t have these that frequently and it’s something that we obviously are taking very seriously and want the community to come out and help us.”

Sprewer is described as 5-foot-9 and about 155 pounds and wears his hair in dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, dark jeans, red and white sneakers and a red baseball cap.

The department also distributed a photo of the vehicle Sprewer was last seen in, a 2016 Jeep Cherokee, with Kentucky license plate 7171JW.

Neighbors we talked to said they didn’t see anything suspicious and some didn’t know about the alleged abduction. “That’s next level,” Kamar Lewis said. “That’s not something you just do. That’s something you plan out. That’s a plot.”

Anyone with information on Sprewer’s whereabouts is urged to call police at 574-LMPD.

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