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Man charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A kidnapping arrest leads to drug charges after Ouachita deputies search the suspect's home.

Police were alerted to a home on the 100 block of Westwood Drive, off of New Natchitoches Road, in West Monroe. A caller told dispatch that she could hear a female screaming inside the residence.

Inside, the victim told police that Keith Wheeler, 21, hit her and when she tried to leave the home he forced her back inside.  Wheeler gave police a statement consistent with the victim's.

Wheeler was arrested and charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, and battery. After a search of his home, police are also charging Wheeler with drug possession and illegally carrying a firearm.

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