Morgantown man arrested for holding WKU employee at gunpoint on campus

A Morgantown man is facing multiple counts after holding a WKU employee at gunpoint.

According to WKU Police Chief Mitchell Walker, shortly after 5 p.m., a WKU employee was walking to her vehicle in the Service Supply Lot on the WKU campus when a man hiding in a golf cart approached her at gunpoint.

According to authorities, the employee managed to distract the guy long enough to flee and phone 911.

WKU Police and the Bowling Green Police Department responded to the scene and made contact with the employee.

The employee informed police that the suspect had attempted to convince her to drive him somewhere, but she assumed the suspect was hiding behind a truck in the parking lot.

Officers made contact with the suspect, 47-year-old Jason Findley of Morgantown, and convinced him to drop the gun.

Police said Findley was arrested without incident and brought to the Warren County Regional Jail.

Findley faces charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, third-degree terroristic threatening, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest.

He is being held without a bond.

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