Arrest Made in Kidnapping and Robbery

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An Evansville woman is arrested for allegedly forcing a man into the truck of a car at gunpoint.

The crime happened on January 16 and Tamela Thomas was on February 21. KSP says Thomas was driving to Henderson with Tony Howell Junior when she pulled over and forced him into the trunk.

The victim told police she took money and items from him. KSP says Thomas then drove back to Evansville and at some point stopped her car. Howell was able to use the trunk release to escape..

Thomas now faces kidnapping and burglary charges.

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