Police: Man abducts ex-girlfriend, holds her at gunpoint

Police: Man abducts ex-girlfriend, holds her at gunpoint

UNION CITY, TN (KFVS) - A Tennessee man is accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and holding her at gunpoint before leading police on a high-speed chase on Wednesday.

Keith Higgins, 23, of Tiptonville, was charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, four counts of aggravated assault, three counts of reckless endangerment, and unlawful possession of a handgun by a felon.

According to Union City Police, officers were dispatched around 1:30 p.m. to a home on Norwood Drive for a possible hostage situation.

Officers say Higgins forced his way into the home and damaged to know where the female was in the home. While in the home, officers say he pointed the gun at two other people.

According to police, Higgins abducted his ex-girlfriend and left in a car, holding the ex-girlfriend at gunpoint.

Officers say Higgins refused to stop his car, and that is when a pursuit began to Reelfoot Avenue and then to Everett Boulevard.

According to police, during the pursuit, Higgins intentionally hit a patrol car causing the car to go into the median.

The pursuit continued to Highway 5 and Highway 22. Officers say Higgins passed vehicles in no passing zones while going over the speed limit. The pursuit continued into Lake County.

Higgins stopped his car at a Fred's Store in Tiptonville, before fleeing the scene. He was chased through a number of yards before being caught by officers on Foster Street.

Officers say a 9 mm handgun was found feet from his arrest in a bush.

The victim was taken to a Union City hospital for treatment.

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