Charges filed in Bowling Green kidnapping

Published: Apr. 16, 2015 at 9:57 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 23, 2015 at 12:07 PM EDT
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BOWLING GREEN, KY (WAVE) - Bowling Green police say charges have been filed against the man who drove off with his ex-girlfriend's child early Thursday, triggering an AMBER alert.

Police said the 5-year-old girl and her mother were with the suspect, Rique' R. Griffin, 21, around 3:30 ET Thursday morning when the mother and Griffin got into an altercation while traveling down Morgantown Road in Bowling Green. Griffin allegedly assaulted the mother. She was able to get away and call 911, but police say Griffin drove off with the child in the vehicle.

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Police spoke to Griffin by phone and arranged for the child to be taken to the police station by a friend. The child was returned unhurt, and the AMBER alert was canceled.

Griffin is charged with kidnapping and fourth-degree assault. He was taken to the Warren County jail.

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