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Monday, January 22, 2007

Arkansas man arrested on kidnapping charges in Newton


An Arkansas man was scheduled to be arraigned on kidnapping and other charges this morning after he was arrested at the Newton Service Plaza on Route 128 over the weekend, police said.

Charles D. Minyard of Searcy, Arkansas, was detained late Friday after calling State Police and claiming that he wanted to clear up an allegation that he had kidnapped a woman from his home state. Minyard faces charges of kidnapping, threats to commit bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon, a knife.

The alleged victim was seated beside the 48-year-old man in his tractor trailer, police said. Police said the woman, whose identity is being withheld, was taken into protective custody.

-- AP

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