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Brian Vandenberg and KY3 News Producer | March 16, 2011
U.S. Marshals catch a man accused of holding 3 people hostage earlier this month.  Christopher Fragoso was arrested Wednesday at a Springfield convenience store on a warrant of 3 counts of kidnapping.  Police say Fragoso held two women and a man at gunpoint in a home on south Brekleyn Avenue.  They weren't hurt.  Another man was arrested earlier for the kidnapping.
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KY3 News | July 3, 2011
A Springfield man has been charged with eight felonies after allegedly kidnapping his estranged wife. Police say Saturday night, Paul A. Williams entered a home on the 2200 block of North Main where his wife was visiting.  Court documents say Williams pulled a gun and warned he shoot everyone in the house if the woman would not go with him to talk.  Paperwork shows he fired a round hitting the living room television. Williams took the woman to the Shrine Mosque where he worked to talk about their relationship.  Police say she convinced Williams to turn himself in. He's being held on a $250,000 bond.  Along with kidnapping, Williams is charged with armed and criminal action, a felon in pocession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, restraint, robbery and burglary.
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | June 19, 2013
HOUSTON, Mo. -- Police in Houston are looking for a woman they believe tried to kidnap a 6-year-old girl on Tuesday afternoon. The girl was inside her mother's business on West Missouri Business 17 at about 2:00 Tuesday.  She told police that a woman entered the business and grabbed her by the arm as she was sitting at a desk.  The girl says she fell to the floor, screamed, and the woman fled.  Her mother told police she heard her daughter scream...
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by Chad Plein, KY3 News and cplein@ky3.com | September 25, 2013
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- From its founding in honor of South American liberator Simon Bolivar to the roaring '20s, Bolivar has a rich history.  Here's a look back at how gangsters led the Polk County Sheriff's Department to buy a high powered gun in the 1930s.    
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Posted by Kristy Schiebel and newsalerts@ky3.com | June 13, 2012
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- A man from Pleasant Hope is charged with kidnapping and raping a relative.  The Polk County sheriff says investigators believe James McElwee pushed the teenage girl into an abandoned house and raped her last Jan. 22.  A judge set McElwee's bond at $100,000.
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by Chad Plein, KY3 News and cplein@ky3.com | October 3, 2011
HERMITAGE, Mo. -- A man accused of trying to kidnap three children in Wheatland last week now faces another charge.  The Hickory County prosecuting attorney charged Richard Gibisas of Overland Park, Kan., with possession of child pornography. Gibisas, 55, was in his company van when he parked near a yard where several children were playing outside, two blocks off U.S. 54 in a residential area of Wheatland.  Three girls told police that he drove up to them and said, "I'm going to get you. "  They ran to their parents, who called law enforcement officers.
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Posted by Kristy Schiebel and newsalerts@ky3.com | May 14, 2012
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. -- Investigators say William Barger, Lonnie Swarnes and Douglas Strangeland drove to New Jersey in 2010 to kidnap a man named Jeffrey Muller.  But, they ended up targeting the wrong guy with the same name. The victim was able to escape when the kidnapper's car broke down at Lake of the Ozarks.  Two other men, Andrew Wadel and Roy Slates have already pleaded guilty to their roles in the abduction.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | October 8, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greene County prosecutors charged Lindsey Kleber on Friday with assaulting and kidnapping her ex-husband on Thursday night outside a dormitory at Baptist Bible College.  Witnesses told police that Kleber plowed her car into Steven Kleber's car, shot him, forced him into her car and sped away before being arrested a mile away. Online court records show the couple's divorce was finalized in Kansas City on Sept. 27, two months after Lindsey Kleber filed for divorce, and seven weeks after Steven Kleber was charged with shaking their 7-month-old daughter in June.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | July 11, 2011
JACKSON, Mo. -- A thirty-nine year old man is accused of kidnapping his own children has a preliminary hearing set for next month. Scott Pikey from Jackson, Missouri is charged with felony child abduction.  He allegedly took his children from a domestic violence shelter in Ozark last summer.  Police say Pikey waited for a car to drive through the shelter's gate and followed it onto the property.  Court documents say Pikey took the children while...
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by Chad Plein, KY3 News and cplein@ky3.com | September 25, 2013
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- From its founding in honor of South American liberator Simon Bolivar to the roaring '20s, Bolivar has a rich history.  Here's a look back at how gangsters led the Polk County Sheriff's Department to buy a high powered gun in the 1930s.    
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by Brett Onstott, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | September 13, 2013
CAMDENTON, Mo. -- A man wanted for a kidnapping and sexual assault case 22 years ago is now behind bars.  David Garcia, 43, was arrested at his home in Roach, west of Camdenton, on Monday. The sheriff's department says that kidnapping happened in Santa Fe, N.M.  Detectives were able to track down Garcia through DNA that was entered into a national database after Garcia was arrested in Camden County for domestic assault 11 years ago. The Santa Fe Police Department contacted Camden County in August after Garcia's DNA matched that of the suspect in the kidnapping case.  Garcia is awaiting extradition to New Mexico.
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by KY3 News and news@ky3.com | August 28, 2013
GOLDEN CITY, Mo. -- This community said its goodbyes on Wednesday to the 12-year-old girl who died last week after a trip to the park.  Family and Friends of Adriaunna Horton gathered for her funeral service. Searchers discovered Adriaunna's body in a rural area southeast of the city on Aug. 21, two days after she was taken from a town park near her home while playing with her sister and some friends.  A man who worked with the child's father is charged with kidnapping, rape and murder.
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by Linda Russell, KY3 Reporter and Tom Schultheis, KY3 Photojournalist and KY3 Reporter | August 26, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- With a community still in grief and disbelief, a southwest Missouri man accused of kidnapping and killing a 12 year old girl goes in front of a judge. Bobby Bourne Junior's first court appearance comes one week after Adriaunna Horton of Golden City went missing. Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom, but we can tell you, members of Adriaunna's family looked her alleged killer in the face as he walked out, scanning the crowd, to stand before a judge. Bobby Bourne was shackled hand and foot and wore a bullet proof vest even in the courtroom.  Multiple patrol cars sat outside, with twelve officers on hand in the courtroom, as Bourne was made formally aware of the charges against him. Debbie Cooper, Adriaunna's great-aunt, says "I had to see him.  I had to see him.  It wasn't hard for me to walk in there at all.  What was hard was watching him leave.
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by Linda Russell and Gene Hartley, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | August 23, 2013
LAMAR, Mo. -- The Barton County prosecuting attorney late Friday afternoon charged a man for the murder of a 12-year-old girl from Golden City.   Adriaunna Horton's body was found Wednesday afternoon after she was kidnapped on Monday afternoon.  At a news conference on Friday afternoon, law enforcement officials wouldn't say how Adriaunna died or talk about other evidence around her body or from the autopsy. Bobby D. Bourne Jr., 34, of Lamar is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree statutory rape, forcible rape and kidnapping.  Adriaunna was playing at Hazel's Park near her home in Golden City with friends and a sister after her first day of school.  Her father says Bourne used to work for him and Adriaunna was acquainted with him and his daughter.  The other children said Bourne asked Adriaunna to get in his car to help him look for his daughter.
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by Shayla Patrick, KY3 News and spatrick@ky3.com | August 20, 2013
GOLDEN CITY, Mo. -- Late Tuesday afternoon, a man from Lamar was charged with kidnapping a 12-year-old girl on Monday.  Bobby D. Bourne Jr., 34, was charged after being held in the Barton County jail for 24 hours.  He now has a $1 million bond. An intense search for the missing 12-year-old girl continued on Tuesday.  Fourteen law enforcement and public service departments looked for Adriaunna Horton, who got in a vehicle at a park in Golden City late Monday afternoon.  She was playing there with friends after completing the first day of a new school year.
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | June 19, 2013
HOUSTON, Mo. -- Police in Houston are looking for a woman they believe tried to kidnap a 6-year-old girl on Tuesday afternoon. The girl was inside her mother's business on West Missouri Business 17 at about 2:00 Tuesday.  She told police that a woman entered the business and grabbed her by the arm as she was sitting at a desk.  The girl says she fell to the floor, screamed, and the woman fled.  Her mother told police she heard her daughter scream...
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by Gene Hartley and Jerry Jacob, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | June 6, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two college students are charged with kidnapping a woman from a bar, carrying her nearly unconscious into an apartment, and sexually assaulting her.   City police say a tip from a taxi driver led them to the apartment, where they interrupted the assault. Rayan Alqabbaa, 21, and Ahmed Alanazi, 27, are each charged with forcible sodomy and kidnapping.  Prosecutors asked for $1 million bonds on each of them because they're from Saudi Arabia and might be flight risks.  If they're convicted, they could get life (30-year)
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | May 15, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- City police assigned an investigator to a report that a woman may have been kidnapped and taken to Texas.  The report on Tuesday night was filed by Bryce Gilliland, who thinks his sister, Kendra Gilliland, may be held against her will. A friend of Kendra received a photo on her cell phone and a voicemail message that said she was being held for $5,000 ransom and “may possibly” be in Texas. Kendra Gilliland is 35 years old, and is described as about 5-foot-5 and very thin (maybe 100 - 110 pounds)
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by Linda Russell, lrussell@ky3.com and lrussell@ky3.com | March 26, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A kidnapping note scribbled on a paper towel caught the attention of a woman from Springfield at a convenience store on Saturday night.  The note said, "The man I'm with has kidnapped, raped, and is threatening to kill me. "  Scribbled on a paper towel lying on the counter at the Kum & Go on Sunshine Street at Ingram Mill Road, it caught the attention of a customer named Jessica, who says she immediately called 911.  ...
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