August 26, 2011

Marathon man charged with kidnapping

Marathon – A Marathon man is under arrest, charged with kidnapping.

According to the 51 year old victim, 48 year old Alan Matthis came to her home on Louisa Street in Marathon at 8:15 p.m. He said he wanted to talk to her. She refused to let him in her home; when she tried to close the door, he put his foot in the door and grabbed the door with his hands, as if trying to get inside. She said she was finally able to close the door; she said she watched through the window as he walked away. She said he returned and she heard a noise outside her door. When she looked outside, she saw him putting something into the latch of her door. When she tried to open the door, she could not.

The victim called her neighbor for help; the neighbor came over and found a stick stuck in the latch to keep it from opening. She took out the stick, letting the victim escape from her home. The victim then called the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Monica Young responded. She and deputy Chuck Kellenberger found Matthis at Keys RV Trailer Park and placed him under arrest. He was charged with kidnapping and was taken to jail. 

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