FBI: MN Man Who Kidnapped His Wife Arrested In Mexico

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The FBI says Mexican police arrested the Virginia, Minn., man Monday who allegedly kidnapped his wife in July, fled the state and robbed a Kansas bank.

Police have been searching for Timothy Caskey, 40, since July 14, when police believe he kidnapped his wife, 44-year-old Roberta Lynn Caskey, who has an order for protection against her husband.

The FBI said that Mexican police arrested Timothy Caskey around 2 p.m. Monday at a bank in Matamoros.

Timothy Caskey is expected to be extradited to the United States soon, the FBI said. He will have his initial appearance in federal court in San Antonio, Texas, at a date that has yet to be determined.

Roberta Lynn Caskey is expected to return to Minnesota soon. According to the FBI, Robterta Lynn Caskey “appeared distraught” when she was recovered by Mexican police. However, no other information has yet been release about her health.

Various warrants had been issued for Timothy Caskey’s arrest following July 14; they included: federal and state kidnapping charges, a false imprisonment charge, a Minnesota Department of Corrections parole violation warrant, charges for allegedly robbing a bank in Ottowa, Kansas on July 15, and charges for allegedly stealing a pick-up truck in New Braunfels, Texas, on July 16.

Police said Timothy Caskey was released from the St. Louis County Jail, in which was being held for violating a domestic abuse no contact order, on July 13, the day before he kidnapped his wife.

On the day of the kidnapping, Roberta Lynn Caskey was talking with her 9-year-old son and friend when Timothy Caskey pulled up in his pick-up and forced his wife into it. Timothy Caskey also assault the boy and his wife’s friend, police said.


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