Articles Tagged with false imprisonment

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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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A Florida man has been accused of trying to abduct a child from a mall arcade, in addition to reportedly attempting to enlist teenagers to sell marijuana for him.

A 10-year-old boy was hanging out at the arcade with nearly a dozen of his friends and an 18-year-old in the Viaport Mall. At one point during the excursion, the child reportedly walked toward the entryway to try to find his sister.

While the boy was searching for his sibling, a man, later identified as 27-year-old Tyler Houston Rathel, allegedly walked up to the child and made small talk asking if he would like to accompany him to the store.

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When a man accused of neglecting his canine was visited by an animal control officer, he allegedly detained her in his home and brandished weapons while threatening the lives of the police and his neighbors.

On October 8, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control sent an officer to inspect a report about a man who might be failing to give proper care to his dog.

When the officer arrived, the man, identified as 43-year-old Brian Tran, did not appear to be home at the time. A short time after, the officer said Tran returned to the residence in his vehicle and she believed he drove the car in her direction in an attempt to display aggression.

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A woman who was the alleged long-time victim of sex trafficking has additionally accused her abuser of forcing her to clean herself with bleach after the sexual encounters took place.

On Saturday night in Cantonment, Florida, Escambia County sheriffs went to a home to check on a situation involving a possible domestic violence incident.

When they arrived at the home, the deputies met with a woman who confirmed that she lived there. The woman was reported as visibly upset and crying.

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A man claiming to be the last human on the planet Earth allegedly approached a woman as she was entering her apartment building and proceeded to assault her.

25-year-old Austin Vincent makes his home on the streets in San Francisco.

On August 11, just after 1:30 am, Vincent allegedly went up to a woman as she was about to walk through the front door of the Watermark condominium complex where she resides.

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A woman’s husband was arrested after he allegedly entered the house of the man he believed she was sleeping with and removed the suspected offender’s penis with a pair of scissors.

49-year-old Alex Bonilla is a married man who lives in Bell, Florida.

Last May, Bonilla walked in on his spouse while she was having sex with one of their neighbors.

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A woman’s boyfriend who was reportedly high on meth became concerned that she was cheating on him and allegedly trapped her in their apartment while he destroyed the bed where he believed a man was hiding.

37-year-old Felipe Oquendo and his girlfriend live together in a home in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

On Friday morning, Oquendo’s significant other thought that he was acting oddly. The woman reported that her beau had the impression that she was having an affair, and during his allegedly jealousy-fueled accusations he became convinced that the other man was in their home.

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A slumber party reportedly resulted in unrest and arrest when the mother who was hosting the gathering allegedly began hitting some of the children in attendance.

Lady Lake resident Erin Nicole Pierce held a sleepover at her home where approximately 20 children gathered to spend the night.

During the event, it was reported that one of the children acted rudely toward Pierce by giving the 29-year-old woman the finger. Pierce allegedly responded by telling the boy to leave and then hitting him with a belt as he was doing so.

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After a Wisconsin woman notified the police and told them that her husband had been holding her hostage and subjecting her to different forms of physical violence, the authorities arrested the suspect in a cornfield the following evening.

Bartholomew Baumann, a 29-year-old married man from Beloit, Wisconsin, reportedly held his wife captive on Tuesday night and has been accused of hitting her repeatedly in the face, choking her, and dragging her around by her hair before eventually leaving the home.

Baumann’s wife reported the alleged incident to the police the following day and it was determined that Baumann would be taken into custody for the accusations.