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OGDEN WOMAN IS CHARGED IN KIDNAPPING

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Prosecutors have filed a first-degree felony charge of aggravated kidnapping against a 31-year-old Ogden woman accused of abducting her therapist.

Nancy A. Conner was arraigned Aug. 4 and was being held without bail pending a mental health examination.Conner was apprehended just west of Morgan shortly after a woman allegedly pulled a gun on clinical psychologist Kimberly Walsh of the McKay-Dee Institute for Behavioral Medicine.

Ogden Police Detective Shane Minor said Walsh was forced into her abductor's car about 8:30 a.m. Aug. 3.

Mike Bullock, a social worker employed at the hospital, ran over to help. He was warned off by Walsh as the two drove away.

But Bullock got the vehicle's license number and called police.

Morgan County Sheriff's Deputy Jarvis Whitaker, 60, spotted the suspect's vehicle and pretended to make a routine traffic stop. When he approached the vehicle, grabbed the suspect's left arm. At that point the suspect lunged forward, reached under the seat and grabbed a gun that Whitaker said resembled a .45-caliber pistol.

The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun.

Conner was booked into the Weber County Jail.

A McKay-Dee official said the hospital plans no changes in security after the incident.

"It was an isolated incident and we think employees handled it correctly," hospital spokesman Terry Behunin said.