GILLETTE (WNE) — A 26-year-old man was arrested for felony counts of kidnapping and probation violation, as well as misdemeanor counts of theft, use of drugs and interference with a peace …
GILLETTE (WNE) — A 26-year-old man was arrested for felony counts of kidnapping and probation violation, as well as misdemeanor counts of theft, use of drugs and interference with a peace officer after a 24-year-old woman reported that he tried to kidnap her at Walmart Friday morning.
The woman told officers at the police department the man came up to her at Walmart and told her that she was going to go home with him and that his friends were outside with automatic weapons, Police Deputy Chief Brent Wasson said. The man allegedly told the woman that she wouldn’t be killed and he would let her go if she spent the day with him.
He took her out of Walmart and forced her to give him a kiss before telling her to get into the car to drive home with him. She unlocked her driver’s side door and fled to the police department before he got in the vehicle, Wasson said.
Sheriff’s deputies assisted Gillette police and spotted the shirtless man, Alex Sigvaldsen, jumping a fence in an alley north of Boxelder Road.
A deputy jumped from his patrol vehicle and yelled for the man to stop multiple times, to which the man replied “f— you” and kept running. The deputy grabbed the man’s left arm and took him to the ground with a “leg sweep,” said Sheriff Scott Matheny.
Police arrived and helped detain him, and EMS was called because the man said he couldn’t breathe and may have hit his head on the ground during the takedown, Matheny said.
Wasson said there was no sign of the friends with weapons.