The Marshall County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from the public in locating 29-year-old Ryan K. Schoppe, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for burglary 1st degree, assault 4th degree, kidnapping and theft by unlawful taking.
Schoppe, early this morning, reportedly forced his way into the Marshall County residence of a 28-year-old woman and once inside, assaulted her before kidnapping her 5-month-old child who he believes he fathered. He also reportedly stole her cell phone and 2008 Buick Enclave.
Captain Detective Matt Hilbrecht said Schoppe later dropped off the infant at a residence in Calloway County, where it was recovered by officers with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Calloway County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police.
But Schoppe is still at large, in possession of the victim's vehicle and considered armed and dangerous.
The stolen vehicle has a Kentucky license plate numbered 575-ZYX.
The public is discouraged from approaching Schoppe directly. If seen, call Marshall County Central Dispatch at 270-527-1333 or call the nearest local law enforcement agency.