Man Accused Of Kidnapping And Pistol-Whipping Woman In Overland Park
38-year-old Ryan Patrick Gaughan of Kansas City has been charged with kidnapping and pistol-whipping a woman in Overland Park.
Gaughan was charged in Johnson County District Court with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated burglary and making a criminal threat. He is being held in the Johnson County Jail on a bond of $500,000.
According to Overland police, they were called to a hospital Wednesday where the woman had gone for treatment of her injuries. Police found out that Gaughan and the victim had a prior relationship and the woman had filed a protection order against him in December. Gaughan was arrested Wednesday night.
Court records show that when the woman submitted her request for a protection order, she wrote that she was worried about him coming into her home to harm her while she was asleep.
Gaughan is scheduled to appear for his first court appearance Thursday afternoon.
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