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Weekend Gunman Kidnap Suspect Still At Large

A Nevada City man remains at large, after a violent and threatening confrontation, early Sunday afternoon, with a woman he had a dating relationship. Nevada County Sheriff’s Department Communications Manager, Andrew Trygg, says it began with a report of an active shooter inside the Country Store, on Tyler Foote Crossing Road in North San Juan…

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Deputies soon after learned that the woman had been taken out of the store at gunpoint and was reportedly forced into her own vehicle, with the suspect, 49-year-old Allyn Charpentier also getting inside. Trygg says they left the scene in an unknown direction of travel at the time…

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Trygg says the woman had managed to escape and was not injured. She was taken to safety at a nearby home. Firearms believed to be used during the incident were found in the victim’s vehicle. A CodeRed alert was also been sent to the town at the time. A helicopter initially used for a search of Charpentier had to be grounded, due to weather uncertainty.

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