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Traffic stop leads to kidnapping arrest
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LUDOWICI — A traffic stop in Ludowici led to the arrest of a man charged in a kidnapping case in Texas.
On Sept. 17, Ludowici Police Officer J.D. Campbell noticed a car that appeared to be speeding through the city. He stopped the vehicle and found Kenneth James Noble behind the wheel. During a routine check, Campbell discovered several outstanding warrants on Noble from the state of Texas.
Campbell said the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department issued warrants for Noble’s arrest on charges of aggravated kidnapping, evading detention, assault for bodily injury and drug trafficking.
Campbell said that, according to information provided to him, Noble was charged with assaulting and kidnapping a woman in Texas and fled the state.
Campbell said Noble left Texas and moved to Long County with his wife, Gina Knight. According to Campbell, Knight’s parents live in Long County, and the woman was planning to enter the U.S. Army soon. The couple had been living in the county for approximately six months.
LPD Chief Richard Robertson said Noble waived his right to an extradition trial and would be extradited to Texas soon. Noble is currently being held in the Long/Ludowici Jail.

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