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Police Determine Kidnapping Was False

Cannelton Police say Kidnapping and Criminal Confinement charges have been dropped against 32-year-old Paul Lenz.

Lenz had been accused by 20-year-old Cord Bennett of Cannelton of kidnapping him last month in a Cannelton parking lot and taking him to Tell City where he escaped.

Cannelton Police say further investigation showed Bennett fabricated the story.

Police say Bennett told them he made up the story because he knew Lenz was wanted by police and did not want to be charged with assisting a criminal.

The Perry County Prosecutor will be asked to consider charges of false reporting or informing against Bennett.