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Timothy Caskey Arrested in Mexico, Wife Appeared Distraught

By KBJR News 1

August 8, 2011 Updated Aug 8, 2011 at 10:32 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The Virginia man wanted for the alleged kidnapping of his wife is now in police custody.

Timothy Caskey was placed under arrest without incident by Mexican State Police officials at a bank in Matamoros, Mexico Monday afternoon.

Caskey had been sought on federal and state kidnapping warrants, as well as a state false imprisonment charge and a parole violation warrant from the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

These alleged violations stem from an incident that occurred on July 14, 2011 in Virginia, Minnesota, when Timothy Caskey is alleged to have kidnapped his wife, Roberta Lynn Caskey. Timothy Caskey is also being investigated for a bank robbery that occurred in Ottowa, Kansas on July 15, 2011, and for the theft of a pickup truck from New Braunfels, Texas, on July 16, 2011.

Roberta Caskey's friends and family in Virginia are relieved she's okay.

"It hasn't been the same since she's been gone though, everything has been different you know, since that day. Its been a lot of stress for everybody. Worrying if she's okay, and how things are going and if they found them yet," said Bobby Mott.

Mott, who was with Roberta the time of the alleged kidnapping, says she sustained a concussion when allegedly hit in the head by Timothy Caskey that day.

Timothy Caskey is expected to be extradited to the United States in the very near future. He will have his initial appearance in federal court in San Antonio, Texas, at a yet to be determined time and date.

Roberta Lynn Caskey is expected to be returned to Minnesota in the very near future. She appeared distraught when she was recovered by the Mexican authorities, but no further information about her state of health is available at this time.

The Caskeys were tracked to the town of Matamoros by U.S. Marshals and FBI Agents. They sought and received the assistance of Mexican State Police officials in Matamoros, who located the Caskeys earlier Monday

The investigation has been a joint effort between the Virginia Police Department, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the United States Marshals Service, and the FBI.

The charges contained in a complaint or indictment are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.


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