Kidnapped Victims Safe in Boone County

At approximately 6:19 a.m. Friday, Boone County Communications received a 911 call from a good samaritan advising there were three individuals that had been kidnapped out of Lawrence at the Interstate 65 148 mile-marker northbound rest park. Boone County Sheriff Deputies responded to the scene to find Bridgette Cesnik (26 y/o) of Lawrence,  and two juveniles being held against their will by a Jacob Gibson (27 y/o), also of Greenfield.

After further investigation it was discovered that the Lawrence Police Department had recently responded to a call in their jurisdiction, searching for Bridgette. Shortly after making this discovery, the Lawrence Police Department was contacted, and their detectives responded to the scene. Lawrence PD Detectives took Gibson into custody and was transported to the Marion County Jail.

Sheriff Mike Nielsen stated, “This morning is another great example of teamwork between the community and law enforcement. We have said on many occasions that without your assistance, we could not do what we do. This good samaritan did the right thing, and now because of their brave and quick actions and the timely response of the BCSO Deputies, these three victims are now safe from harm. Great work!”

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