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Kidnapping suspect caught in Flathead County after two chases

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Posted at 8:34 AM, Apr 22, 2024

The Flathead County Sheriff's Office says they captured Adam Whiteman, a suspect accused of kidnapping a woman. Officials say it happened after Whiteman escaped custody following his release from a medical evaluation at Logan Health.

Officials believe the kidnapping happened in Missoula on Sunday, April 21. The woman who was allegedly kidnapped in Missoula jumped out of a car near Columbia Falls, and then called the police, according to the Sheriff's Office.

After the first call to police from the alleged victim, another call came in saying that Whiteman was on foot near railroad tracks.

After a chase, the Flathead County Sheriff's office took 24-year-old Whiteman into custody for the alleged kidnapping. The chase led to the first arrest.

Whiteman was taken to Logan Health Medical Center in Kalispell for a medical evaluation after the first arrest.

Following a medical evaluation, Whiteman then escaped from police custody again causing another chase.

Eventually, Whiteman was taken back into custody at Lawrence Park in Kalispell, which led to his second arrest.

Whiteman faces at least eight charges, which include kidnapping, robbery, escape, intimidation, unlawful restraint, resisting arrest, and assault of a partner or family member, according to Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino.

The Flathead County Sheriff's office told MTN that they will be cooperating with the Missoula County law enforcement. As for now, Whiteman is being held in the Flathead County Detention Center.

We will update you if we get more information.