Ark. man accused of kidnapping girlfriend, making terroristic threat

Kylen Barksdale
Kylen Barksdale(Helena-West Helena Police Dept.)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 12:53 PM CDT
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HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WMC) - An Arkansas man is behind bars in Phillips County Jail after he allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend and threatened to shoot people.

Helena-West Helena Police Department says officers responded to a domestic disturbance Monday on Kentucky Street where 21-year-old Kylen Barksdale threatened to kill multiple people and kidnapped his 26-year-old girlfriend before leaving the residence in her vehicle.

Officers tracked the vehicle down on Street Park where Barksdale is accused of leading officers on a high-speed chase until the vehicle stalled on MLK Jr. Drive.

He was taken into custody; his girlfriend was rescued without injury.

Barksdale is charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a family or household member, terroristic threatening and fleeing.

He is in jail on a $150,000 bond.

His first court appearance is set for July 11.

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