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Virginia Man Indicted For Kidnapping, Assaulting Wife

By KBJR News 1

September 22, 2011 Updated Sep 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM CDT

The Iron Range man, who led authorities on an international chase after he allegedly kidnapped his estranged wife, has now been indicted by the federal government.

Federal prosecutors say 40 year old Timothy Caskey took his estranged wife, Roberta Caskey, against her will on a cross country road trip.

The United States Grand Jury has charged Timothy Caskey with one count of kidnapping and one count of interstate domestic violence.

These charges stem from the July 14th kidnapping of Caskey's estranged wife, Roberta Caskey.

Witnesses say she was taken against her will on that day from a street in Virginia shortly after her husband was released from jail on unrelated charges.

The two were located almost a month later in Mexico, where authorities then arrested Timothy Caskey.

In addition to being wanted on the kidnapping charge Caskey was also wanted for his alleged involvement in a bank robbery that happened in Kansas shortly after Roberta was kidnapped.

Caskey is also a suspect in the theft of a pick up truck in Texas.

Roberta Caskey is now back with her children in Virginia.Authorities say she suffered no major physical injuries. Timothy Caskey remains behind bars tonight at the Sherburne County Jail.

If convicted, Caskey faces a potential maximum penalty of life in prison on both charges.


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