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Michael Paul Yates
Man sought in alleged kidnapping

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted in connection to an alleged kidnapping earlier in the week.

Michael Paul Yates, 36, is charged with kidnapping, first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree assault. As of 1:30 p.m. Thursday, he had not been located.

According to Detective Mike Kaminski, an adult victim who had been in a vehicle with Yates ran into a local food venue Tuesday afternoon and claimed she had been held against her will for two days.