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Man arrested for kidnapping

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8News) - West Monroe man is behind bars for multiple crimes that includekidnapping and domestic abuse.

 The Ouachita Sheriff's Office arrested JefferyMcKenzie after they received a call from a local medical clinic.

 McKenzie is accused of beating his child andstrangling his wife. He is also accused of holding them in their house and notallowing them to move for several hours.

Deputies say McKenzie'swife convinced him to take the children to a medical clinic, where she was ableto alert the staff.

McKenzie was locked out ofthe building and he ran from the clinic.

Deputies later found himat a local motel.

McKenzie is currently atthe OCC on a $165,000 bond.

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