Kidnapped 67-year-old woman located in Nevada, suspect arrested

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ELKO, Nev. — A man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend from The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail assisted living center on Wednesday has been captured in Nevada, the Lafayette Police Department said Thursday.

Brian Rosipajla said John Baerthlein, 75, was arrested at a Best Western motel in Elko and his ex-girlfriend, Alexis Carol, 67, has been placed in protective custody.

Carol suffers from dementia, and Baerthlein is alleged to have removed her from the facility although he doesn’t have power of attorney over her.

Online court records indicate Baerthlein has a warrant for second-degree kidnapping currently pending against him.

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