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Milwaukee teen charged for kidnapping woman

RACINE, WI (WTAQ) - A Milwaukee teenager is facing nine criminal charges, after he allegedly kidnapped a woman who had just broken up with him.  

18-year-old Charles Gregory was placed under a $25-,000 bond during his initial appearance Monday in Racine County Circuit Court.  

Prosecutors said Gregory and a 17-year-old girl fought at the home of one of his relatives in Milwaukee last Sunday.  

Officials said he refused to hand over her car keys -- and instead, he pushed her into her vehicle and drove south. They stopped at a gas station at Sturtevant in Racine County, where she reportedly convinced a clerk to call police before he came in and took her away.  

The State Patrol stopped the vehicle in Kenosha County. Officers said Gregory was apparently trying to drive the girl to Chicago.  

He's charged in Racine County with kidnapping, false imprisonment, two counts of reckless endangerment, vehicle theft, two counts of criminal, battery, and bail jumping. Five of the nine charges are felonies.  

A preliminary hearing on those counts is set for January 23rd.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)