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Police search homes of beating, kidnapping suspects (mugshot slideshow included)

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Benjamin Kiper Sr. Source: Ohio County Jail Benjamin Kiper Sr. Source: Ohio County Jail
Benjamin Kiper Jr. Source: Ohio County Jail Benjamin Kiper Jr. Source: Ohio County Jail

Authorities in Ohio County say they have executed search warrants at three locations at the same time in connection to a kidnapping, assault and theft case.

The search at the homes of Kiper family members was carried out by members of the Kentucky State Police, Beaver Dam Police and Hartford Police Department. 

Authorities say as a result of the search they found more evidence against the suspects arrested in the case: Ben Kiper, Sr., Ben Kiper, Jr., Ryan Kiper, Andrea Kiper and Alice Witt.

Also as a result of the investigation they arrested Karl Kiper, of Beaver Dam, on tampering with a witness and receiving stolen property charges.


Ohio County authorities say two members of a motorcycle gang are facing charges including kidnapping and assault after a woman was held against her will for eight hours.

The sheriff's office says the woman was taken from Fordsville to Beaver Dam where she was eventually let go. Deputies say the victim told them she was beaten repeatedly and injected with an undetermined drug.

Authorities identified 41-year-old Benjamin Kiper Sr. and 21-year-old Benjamin Kiper Jr. as members of the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club.

Six others were also arrested in the investigation. The other suspects in the investigation face various charges

Deputies say Ryan Kiper, Joseph Kitchens, and Alice Witt are facing second degree assault charges. They say Andrea Kiper is charged with wanton endangerment. Nikki Kiper and Kayla Divine face intimidation charges.

Authorities do not believe the case involves motorcycle gang activity, but instead a personal conflict.

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