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Alleged abductor arrested, hostage recovered

Donald E. Oswald, special agent in charge of the Minneapolis FBI Field Office, and Sharon Lubinski, United States Marshal for the District of Minnesota, announced Monday, Aug. 8, the arrest of Timothy Caskey, and the simultaneous recovery of Robe...

Donald E. Oswald, special agent in charge of the Minneapolis FBI Field Office, and Sharon Lubinski, United States Marshal for the District of Minnesota, announced Monday, Aug. 8, the arrest of Timothy Caskey, and the simultaneous recovery of Roberta Lynn Caskey.

At approximately 2 p.m. Monday, Timothy Caskey was placed under arrest without incident by Mexican State Police officials at a bank in Matamoros, Mexico.

Timothy Caskey had been sought on federal and state kidnapping warrants, as well as a state false imprisonment charge and a parole violation warrant from the Minnesota Department of Corrections. These alleged violations stem from an incident that occurred July 14, in Virginia, Minn., when Timothy Caskey is alleged to have kidnapped his wife, Roberta Lynn Caskey. Timothy Caskey is also being investigated for a bank robbery that occurred in Ottowa, Kan., July 15, and for the theft of a pickup truck from New Braunfels, Texas, on July 16.

Timothy Caskey is expected to be extradited to the United States in the near future. He will have his initial appearance in federal court in San Antonio, Texas, at a yet-to-be-determined time and date.

Roberta Lynn Caskey is expected to be returned to Minnesota in the very near future. She appeared distraught when she was recovered by the Mexican authorities, but no further information about her state of health is available at this time.

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The Caskeys were tracked to the town of Matamoros by U.S. Marshals and FBI Agents, who sought and received the assistance of Mexican State Police officials in Matamoros, who located the Caskeys.

The investigation has been a joint effort between the Virginia Police Department, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the FBI.

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