Norristown Man Arrested for Alleged Kidnapping
On January 21, 2015, a Norristown man underwent this preliminary hearing for kidnapping charges. The man and a friend allegedly attempted to kidnap a woman outside of the Movie Tavern in Collegeville on January 9, 2015.
Apparently, the Norristown man drove up next to two women, whom they knew, and blocked the women’s access to their vehicle. The man, who was a passenger in the vehicle, left the vehicle to grab one of the woman’s arms and told her that she needed to come with him. The woman refused and attempted to flee. The driver of the vehicle assisted in attempting to get the woman in the car. The men stopped what they were doing and drove off when employees near the Movie Tavern came outside.
The Norristown man told police that he knew that was not supposed to speak to the woman unless absolutely necessary because of a court order. He also stated that he was hugging the woman to try to get her in the vehicle to take her back to her family in New Jersey.
The man is being charged with criminal attempt to kidnap, false imprisonment, conspiracy, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, harassment, and simple assault. He was arraigned on January 9, 2015. He was unable to pay the $20,000 cash bail, so as of January 16, 2015, he still at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
It is unclear whether the Norristown man had an attorney when he spoke to police. However, he may have said too much when he spoke with them. It is important to remember that you have the right to refuse to speak to police, even after they detain you. You also have the right to insist on having an attorney present during any questioning.
If your or someone in your family has been charged with a crime, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Contact Fiore & Barber, LLC by calling 215-256-0205.