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UPDATE: Woman and Child Found Safe, Man Charged for Taking Them Against Will

By: Anna Baxter, Kristen Schneider, John Green Email
By: Anna Baxter, Kristen Schneider, John Green Email

UPDATE @ 8:40 a.m.
CALHOUN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman and her child were found safe after they were taken from a home in Calhoun County.

According to West Virginia State Police, Joesph Paul Kute, 30, of Calhoun County, went to a house on Tipton Road about 10:30 Thursday night, kicked in the door and then took his ex-girlfriend and their child. The woman was staying at a friend's house at the time.

Some of her friends were also at the house at the time of the incident and called 911.

Kute told police that he took the woman and their baby to several other friends' houses, but when no one was home, they finally returned to the house where the woman was staying, according to Trooper Moore. They returned about 2 a.m. Friday.

The woman and child were not hurt. Kute says he took them just because he wanted to be with them, according to investigators.

Kute was arrested and charged with two counts of domestic battery, burglary and child endangerment.



UPDATE 11/21/12 @ 6:25 a.m.
CALHOUN COUNTY, W. Va (WSAZ)-- A woman and child who were kidnapped in Calhoun County have been found.

A Calhoun County 911 dispatcher told WSAZ.com that they were found about 2:15 Wednesday morning.

The dispatcher said West Virginia State Police did arrest a man.

No other details are being released at this time, including the names or the relationship of those involved.

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ORIGINAL STORY 11/21/12 @ 12:10 a.m.
CALHOUN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman and child have been kidnapped in Calhoun County.

911 dispatchers tell WSAZ.com it happened late Tuesday night in the Yellow Creek area of the county.

West Virginia State Police are searching for a grey Buick Century.

No other information has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police.

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