The Henry County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Paris man early Friday who was wanted for kidnapping, drug trafficking and other crimes.
Officers found Cory M. Capps, 31, 19 Morningside Drive, at an East Wood Street motel and went to arrest him for felony warrants of kidnapping, violation of probation and domestic assault.
Motel management opened the door of Capps’ room and Henry County Sheriff’s Cpl. Dalton Watson found Capps hiding in the bathroom.
Watson then found about 10 grams of methamphetamine in the bottom of a toilet in the bathroom as well as several torn open baggies and a syringe near the sink, indicating that Capps tried to flush away evidence. An incident report written by Watson also indicated that Capps was wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service on drug charges.
A stolen black Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle was also found in front of the motel room where Capps was staying.
Watson took Capps into custody at 1:45 a.m.
Capps faces seven total charges: kidnapping, possession of meth with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, theft of property, domestic assault, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of violation of probation.
Capps is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Henry County General Sessions Court on all charges except for the violation of probation. He is set to appear Nov. 1 in Circuit Court for that. There was no bond included in his arrest report.
In unrelated incidents:
• A Paris man was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly pulling a gun during a domestic dispute.
Kortney C. Taylor, 38, 213 Mason Lane, was charged with aggravated assault, domestic assault and reckless endangerment.
According to an incident report by Sheriff’s Sgt. Bryan Hall, Taylor became outraged while talking with the victim at his residence and began threatening to beat her. Taylor then attempted to punch the victim but was pepper sprayed before he could make contact. Taylor allegedly responded by pulling out a pistol and firing a shot into the air while the victim drove away.
Once the pistol was located at the scene of the incident, Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Davis took Taylor into custody at 3:40 p.m.
Taylor is set to appear Tuesday in General Sessions Court. There was no bond amount included in his arrest report.
• A Paris woman was one of two people arrested Wednesday by the Paducah Police Department in Kentucky after being found with cocaine and fentanyl.
Kelli S. McCampbell, 28, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to information shared by the Paducah Police Department, McCampbell was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over by an officer at 10:12 p.m. Wednesday on Cairo Road in Paducah.
A box found in the vehicle had nearly 240 capsules containing cocaine and fentanyl, syringes and other items. Both McCampbell and the driver were arrested and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.