Alleged Kidnapping And Standoff In Carlyle


At 9:46 AM Thursday, Carlyle Police and Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputies received a report of an alleged kidnapping.

Police report the unidentified adult female victim was being held against her will in a residential apartment in the 700 block of 8th Street in Carlyle. The report indicated a firearm was involved and that one of the suspects had allegedly assaulted a neighbor with a knife.

Upon their arrival on the scene, officers were able to secure the safety of the victim and move her to a safe location.

The two male suspects, still inside the apartment, allegedly refused to leave the building.

A police perimeter was secured around the building and members of the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System Region 8 tactical team responded, along with officers from the Albers and Breese Police Departments.

One of the suspects, 29 year old Kyle J. Louvier, exited the building and surrendered to officers. The other, 28 year old Christopher A. Mems, remained inside and reportedly refused to cooperate with officers.

ILEAS team members entered the building and took Mems into custody without further incident.

Police would not comment on the reported knife attack involving a neighbor, but did specify no one was injured in the standoff involving the two suspects.

The investigation continues and charges are pending.

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