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35-year-old man in custody after 3 attempted kidnappings in Chippewa Falls

Cory Gudmanson was taken into custody after allegedly attempting to abduct three adult women in...
Cory Gudmanson was taken into custody after allegedly attempting to abduct three adult women in Chippewa Falls on Friday, July 23, 2021.(Chippewa County Jail)
Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 1:05 PM CDT
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - A man who is suspected of attempting to kidnap three different women in Chippewa Falls Friday morning is identified.

Chippewa Falls Police say 35-year-old Cory G. Gudmanson was taken into custody by the Eau Claire Police Department and then taken to Chippewa County Jail Friday afternoon.

Gudmanson is suspected of attempting to abduct three different women between 11 a.m. and noon Friday morning in Chippewa Falls. In each instance, the women were able to get away. In one attempt. Gudmanson grabbed the arm of a woman and attempted to pull her out of the car. The woman was able to kick Gudmanson in the chest to knock him away, and the woman’s father took a temporary license plate from Gudmanson’s vehicle as Gudmanson fled after being confronted. In his retreat, Gudmanson nearly hit the woman’s father.

Gudmanson is being held and suspected of false imprisonment, reckless endangerment, battery, and disorderly conduct.

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - A man suspected of three attempted abductions in Chippewa Falls Friday is now in custody.

The Chippewa Falls Police Department says that a man was identified and taken into custody Friday afternoon. Police say the public is no longer in danger as a result of taking the suspect into custody.

Police say they will release more details at a later time.

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - Chippewa Falls police are searching for a man who is suspected in three reported incidents of attempted abductions of adult women in the area.

The Chippewa Falls Police Department updated their original post about the search on Friday afternoon to include details about their suspect, who police describe as a “large and tall” white man who is approximately 30 years old with brown hair. Police add that the vehicle they are searching for, a 2014 black Volkswagen Jetta, has a slightly discolored front bumper and has no license plates.

The women who have been targeted in the three reported incidents are adult teenagers or young 20′s. All three abduction attempts occurred between 11 a.m. and noon Friday. Chippewa Falls police say that the incidents occurred near Monkey Business on the north side of the city, in the 500 block of West Central Street in downtown Chippewa Falls, and in the parking lot at the Kwik Trip on East Grand Avenue. In each incident, the suspect followed a woman, and in two of the instances, attempted to force the woman out of their vehicle into his own, but was unsuccessful.

Anyone who sees the suspect or vehicle should call 911 and not attempt to engage with the operator of the vehicle.

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - The Chippewa Falls Police Department is searching for a vehicle and say they believe there is a danger to the public.

According to a Facebook post made Friday afternoon, the Chippewa Falls Police Department is looking for a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, colored black, with no license plates. Police indicated that the vehicle has been involved in multiple attempted abductions of adult women and is part of an active investigation.

The Chippewa Falls Police Department wrote in the post that they believe that there is a danger to the public at the time of the post. Anyone who sees the vehicle should call 911 and not attempt to engage with the operator of the vehicle.

****UPDATE**** Suspect has been identified and is in custody. He is being evaluated. Thank you for your help. There is...

Posted by Chippewa Falls Police Department on Friday, July 23, 2021

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