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Kidnapping suspect arrested Saturday night
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Jason Bouldin
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Jeffery Everett Johnson

A McMinnville man who was the subject of a two-day manhunt has been arrested and was booked into Warren County Jail at 10:53 p.m. Saturday night.

Jason Bouldin, 46, is in custody on kidnapping and aggravated assault charges. He joins Jeffery Everett Johnson, 50, behind bars for a Thursday morning attack on a 25-year-old female, which required her to undergo surgery for her injuries. The victim suffered multiple injuries to her head and body. 

Jason Bouldin, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, is still at large.

According to Warren County Sheriff’s Department Major Jason Walker, the victim reported that Johnson picked up her up at approximately 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning from a residence on Towles Avenue. The two traveled to the Shell station by Walmart to purchase gas and then went to Hebron Church Cemetery on Dry Creek Road.

While parked at the cemetery, Bouldin approached and got into the front seat beside the female.

“The victim stated that at first Jason Bouldin was trying to cuddle up to her but she told him to get away from her,” Walker reported. “The victim stated at that time Jason Bouldin struck her two times in the face with a pistol. The victim stated she then tried to exit the vehicle through the open sunroof but Jason Bouldin pulled her back into the car. The victim stated that while she was attempting to get out of the vehicle through the sunroof, Jason Bouldin continued to hit her in the chest with the gun.” 

She was then ordered into the backseat.

“The victim stated that the vehicle was moving when she got in the backseat. The victim stated that she unlocked the back door and again attempted to exit the vehicle. The victim stated that Jason put her in a chokehold trying to keep her in the vehicle. She was then dragged beside the car. The victim stated she was able to break free and jumped from the moving vehicle.” 

The victim reported that she was unable to run or walk due to an injury to her right leg, so she “crawled into a field” and hid in a low spot as the men drove up and down Dry Creek Road looking for her. 

“The victim crawled across Dry Creek Road toward a residence,” said Walker. “The victim was able to crawl up to the side door of the residence screaming for help. The victim stated that while she was on the side porch Jeffery (Johnson) pulled into the driveway of the residence and was attempting to get her to get back into the car. At that time, the resident opened the door and allowed the victim to enter the residence.” 

Warren County Sheriff’s Department was called at 5:31 a.m. Deputies arrived and discovered the 25-year-old victim lying on the floor of the home “covered in blood” with a laceration on the left side of her head, blood coming from her nose, bruising to her chest and complaining of leg pain.

The victim was transported to Ascension Saint Thomas River Park Hospital and then taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Johnson was arrested at approximately 4 p.m. Thursday after a 40-minute pursuit. He was spotted on Beersheba Highway by deputy Lynn Cannon. Following a high-speed chase, he was taken into custody on Turners Bend Road. Additional charges of evading arrest and reckless endangerment were added. 

Bouldin's truck was recovered in Grundy County, according to Walker. No other information is available about his arrest