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Bloomington man arrested for kidnapping, auto theft

A Bloomington man was arrested around 1 p.m. Friday after allegedly kidnapping a woman and stealing a car.

Bloomington Police Department officers approached 19-year-old Tayler Grubb, who was in a white Chevy Impala parked at First and Walnut Streets, thinking he was stranded. Once an officer reached the driver’s side window he saw a woman in the car too, but Grubb drove away. 

Officers followed Grubb, who clipped another car and kept driving down West Third Street. 

The woman in the car, 29, was able to get out and run to the Ethos apartment complex on Isaac Drive when Grubb slowed down, police said. Officers were able to speak with her at the apartments, while others continued following Grubb.

Grubb eventually crashed into a yard on 10th Street between Monroe and Summit Streets and continued running from officers on foot. Once police caught up to Grubb, they arrested him and determined he did not have a driver’s license and the car he was driving was stolen.

Police took Grubb into custody and charged him with reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, kidnapping, criminal confinement, resisting law enforcement, auto theft and driving without a license. Police also said Grubb had a warrant for his arrest for auto theft. 

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