Archive for Friday, July 29, 2011

FBI names Ottawa bank robbery suspect

Minnesota man charged with kidnapping wife

July 29, 2011


Timothy Caskey

Timothy Caskey

A Minnesota man charged with kidnapping his wife also has been named as a suspect in a July 15 bank robbery in Ottawa.

Bridget Patton, public affairs specialist for the FBI in Kansas City, said Timothy Glen Caskey matches the physical description of the bank robbery suspect. Patton said Caskey has not been charged with the bank robbery.

Authorities allege that Caskey abducted his wife, Roberta Caskey, on July 14 as she walked with a friend in Virginia, Minn. Timothy Caskey had just been released from a jail near Duluth, which is about an hour south of Virginia, where he’d been held on charges of violating a protective order against his wife.

The following day, on July 15, a man entered Great Southern Bank in Ottawa and handed the teller a note demanding money. The suspect did not show a weapon and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a red pickup truck. A woman was a passenger in the red truck.

Ottawa is about 640 miles southwest along Interstate 35 from Duluth.

The next day, a used-car dealer in New Braunfels, Texas, reported seeing a couple matching the Caskeys’ description. Police said the man asked to test drive a white 1998 Chevrolet Z71 truck and provided Timothy Caskey’s driver’s license in exchange.

The man drove the truck off the lot but didn’t return with it. Police then recovered Caskey’s red 1991 GMC Sierra truck, with a knife under the seat, at the dealership.

New Braunfels, also along I-35, is about 730 miles southwest of Ottawa and about 190 miles from the Mexican border.

Detective Tim Koivunen of the Virginia Police Department said Timothy Caskey has previously been arrested in Mexico so it’s possible he was headed there again. Caskey’s criminal record includes domestic violence, carjacking and drug charges.

Caskey faces federal kidnapping charges, and Minnesota police issued arrest warrants for false imprisonment and parole violation. The FBI is offering $5,000 for information leading to his arrest.


riverdrifter 6 years, 9 months ago

That's the turd. I'd say let him cross the border and be gone but he'd be back. Ideally he'd throw down upon arrest and be sent to his maker without taking anybody else out in the process. Oxygen thief.

kernal 6 years, 9 months ago

Wonder what his childhood was like to bring him to this, aside from the probability he's missing some cognitive brain cells whether by drug abuse or genetics.

50YearResident 6 years, 9 months ago

Without seeing his profile I can tell it will match the Bank's security camera profile picture. The reason he wasn't caught in Ottawa was because he was just passing through on I-35 just as suspected.

50YearResident 6 years, 9 months ago

Maybe we could get lucky and he will steal some drugs from a Mexican Drug Dealer and the dealer will shoot him dead with 1 of those automatic weapons the Obama Administration sold to the Mexicans. Wouldn't that be ironic?

Joe Hyde 6 years, 9 months ago

Let's hope his wife survives. This chain of offenses demonstrates once again how criminals who use the Interstate highway system to flee from a crime they committed in one place can, just a few hours later, commit a fresh crime in a different jurisdiction hundreds of miles away.

Well, if he evades capture until September then once the NFL season starts maybe he'll head home to watch the Vikings on TV in his favorite bar. Might even take I-35 again and stop in Kansas on his way back through, just to catch a few zzzz's at a motel? Ottawa PD will leave the light on for ya.

Scott Morgan 6 years, 9 months ago

Bet his wife is an accomplice. Perfect excuse to escape jail if caught. I was kidnapped.

Just like Bunny and Claude.

jackpot 6 years, 9 months ago

I'll take that bet. "where he’d been held on charges of violating a protective order against his wife." Why did she have the protective order?

Scott Morgan 6 years, 9 months ago

Which wife jackpot, these guys have been known to have more than one over the years.

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