Kidnapping Arrest

Time: 7:10 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 12, 2013

Location: Hinkleville Road (U.S. 60) near Interstate 24, Paducah

Suspect: Ivan E. Coleman III, 22, of Park Hills, MO, arrested as a fugitive from justice in Florida

A Missouri man remains in McCracken County Jail after he was arrested Sunday in the company of two missing Naples, FL, girls.


Ivan E. Coleman III is charged in a Collier County, FL, warrant with two counts of kidnapping a minor.

Paducah police were notified just before 7 p.m. Sunday that the two missing girls – ages 14 and 15 – were believed to be in Paducah with Coleman. Sgt. Steve Smith spotted the car the trio was supposed to be in and stopped it, with assistance from county Coroner Dan Sims, on Hinkleville Road at Coleman Road.

Coleman and the two girls were taken into custody. Coleman was arrested as a fugitive from justice in Florida and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

Department of Community-Based Services representatives responded and took charge of the girls. At the direction of her parents, one of the girls was released to family friends from Tennessee until the parents could arrive from Florida. The other girl was placed in a group home until her parents can travel to Kentucky to get her.

(NOTE TO MEDIA: Any questions about the investigation itself should be addressed to the Collier County, FL, Sheriff’s Department. A photo of Mr. Coleman is available on the McCracken County Regional Jail website.)