Articles Tagged with false imprisonment

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A Florida man who was a caregiver for his disabled father was accused of locking the bedridden man in his room inside an unsanitary home for approximately 8 months. 

22-year-old Jonathan Woods lives with his girlfriend in Palm Beach County in his disabled dad’s home in a 55+ community. Woods, who moved into the home approximately 3 years ago after his father had several strokes, was acting as the man’s caregiver.  

Woods’ dad, who is unable to get out of bed by himself, reportedly believed that in the past few months, the standard of care that Woods was providing started to diminish. 

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During a dispute between brothers, one of the men allegedly said he was planning to “cut the gay out” of his sibling while he sharpened a large knife. 

40-year-old David Martinez lives in Miami. 

Early in the morning on February 24, Martinez was fighting with his brother. 

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In connection with a situation that happened last summer, the authorities in Los Angeles have decided to pursue charges for domestic violence and battery on a police officer against NBA player Jaxson Hayes. 

Jaxson Hayes is the 21-year-old center for the New Orleans Pelicans. He resides in the Woodland Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles. 

On July 29, Hayes and the woman he was dating at the time were at home when they reportedly got into a domestic dispute. His now ex-girlfriend’s cousin called the authorities and asked them to intervene after Hayes’ ex-girlfriend sent them text messages and said she was afraid. 

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A man is facing many charges after he was accused of imprisoning his girlfriend and torturing her for a month until she was able to free herself. 

29-year-old Saul Ortega resides in Modesto, California. He recently reportedly started a relationship with a 25-year-old woman that also lives in Modesto. 

Last Saturday, the woman notified the authorities and said that she had been kidnapped by Ortega and held for about a month. She reported that she was able to escape. 

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A lieutenant with the Kissimmee Police Department was accused of domestic violence-related infractions and allegedly tried to stop her partner from leaving when they were fighting. 

Erika Castellucci was employed with the Kissimmee Police Department as a lieutenant since Fall 2018.  

On the evening of December 29, Castellucci was reportedly at home spending time with her partner. The pair had reportedly been drinking wine together. 

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A children’s book author and her husband who allegedly subjected their adopted children to devastating long-term abuse were taken into custody in Seminole County.

Joseph and Jennifer Wolfthal have a home in Casselberry with their 9-year-old boy and two girls, ages 8 and 11. The Wolfthals adopted all three children in 2014.

Jennifer, who spent 8-years as a 4th-grade teacher, recently published a children’s book titled “A Real Friend.”

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A man from Loma Linda reportedly talked to a minor using online communications and convinced her to meet him at a hotel room, where he allegedly forced her to remain while he drugged and raped her.

Last Friday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office was reportedly alerted about a girl who was believed to be a runaway, and it was purported that she might have been trapped by someone at the Loma Linda Hotel against her will.

When the police went to the location and inspected the situation, they reported that they discovered 31-year-old Joshua Lewis Blackwell-Tallen and an underage girl were in a room together, and it was asserted that the man was forcing her to stay.

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When a pair of travelers were denied entry through a Florida Keys COVID-19 checkpoint, a man allegedly kidnapped a teenager and forced her with threats to drive him and his companion through the policed area.

On the morning of May 21, 37-year-old Alexander Sardinas and a 43-year-old female that was accompanying him allegedly tried to access the Florida Keys, which have been closed to people that are not residents since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The two were reportedly passengers in a ride-share service driver’s vehicle while attempting to make their way through the checkpoint, but the authorities reported that neither of them could provide paperwork or identification, and they were not allowed to enter.

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A man from Iowa allegedly abducted a woman and forced her to watch the television miniseries “Roots” while threatening to violently end her life if she tried to leave.

52-year-old Robert Lee Noye is a black man who lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

On February 17, Noye allegedly held a woman captive inside of his home and told her that she was required to stay there and watch the entirety of the 1977 television miniseries “Roots” with him. The woman also reportedly had her 12-year-old daughter with her during the alleged forced viewing.

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A Washington County resident has been accused of keeping her care-dependent sister trapped inside of a wooden cage in an unclean home and denying the woman access to food and medications.

53-year-old Loretta Lancaster lives with her sister, 51-year-old Leona Biser, who provides care for the woman. Lancaster has reportedly suffered from meningitis since she was young, and the woman requires a caregiver to assist with her daily needs.

On November 22, a special agent with Adult Protective Services placed a call asking for law enforcement to come to Lancaster’s home when they allegedly discovered that Lancaster lives inside of a locked handmade wooden cage.

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