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Texts to mom help victim escape trouble

Friday, November 16, 2012

A charge of false imprisonment was filed against a man accused of holding another man against his will at a Depot Street home Wednesday.

Ryan Matthew Sheehan, 24, of Barksdale Lane is also accused of assault and filing a false report.

Officers were told the victim, who had been accused of taking money, had been assaulted. Responding officers heard no sounds nor saw anyone through the trailer's windows in an initial visit but returned a few minutes later after the victim texted his mother he needed help.

Forced entry

After hearing a noise inside and being told that the victim had texted his mother he was being held hostage, officer Jose Garza entered through a window and ordered those inside to come out of hiding with their hands up.

Police were told money was taken from Sheehan earlier in the night when several people were at the trailer. Sheehan allegedly struck the victim several times, knocking him out, according to a witness, then accused him of taking the money, pulled out brass knuckles and said no one would leave until he got the money back.

Suspect's view

Sheehan told police he voluntarily gave the money to others who had entered the trailer, attacked and robbed the victim.

The victim had a swollen eye and knot and laceration on his head but refused medical transport.

Police said two bongs, two marijuana grinders, two marijuana pipes and marijuana seeds were found in the trailer, although no drug charges were filed.