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December 3, 2012
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Kidnapping suspect nabbed in Breckenridge

A man wanted on kidnapping charges in Colorado Springs was arrested while skiing in Breckenridge last week.

Stephen Thomas Woolwine was taken into custody Nov. 28, the day after he allegedly attempted to kidnap three men in Colorado Springs, according to a release from the Breckenridge Police Department and a police blotter report obtained by the Summit Daily.

Woolwine, 27, who was considered armed and dangerous, was arrested without incident and spent a night in the Summit County Jail. He is currently in custody in El Paso County on a $25,000 bond.

His next court appearance is set for Dec. 10.

Colorado Springs authorities made contact with one of the victims of the alleged kidnapping Nov. 27, after receiving a report of a man chasing another man with a gun. The victim told officers he and two friends had been kidnapped and he had managed to escape, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department report.

The other two victims were later found unharmed, and three suspects in the kidnapping were arrested.

Authorities believed the fourth suspect, Woolwine, who lives in Colorado Springs, might be headed for Breckenridge to visit friends.

Uniformed and plainclothes police officers from Breck PD, both on foot and on skis, worked with resort security to track down Woolwine at the ski area, the release stated.


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The Summit Daily Updated Dec 4, 2012 07:40PM Published Dec 3, 2012 08:32PM Copyright 2012 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.