The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

January 9, 2014

Washburn woman tells authorities of home invasion

CASSVILLE, Mo. — Authorities said they have arrested one man and are looking for another in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a Southwest Missouri woman.

Matthew Jeffrey Miller, 21, of Eagle Rock, is charged with kidnapping, burglary and tampering with a motor vehicle in the incident last Friday. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly said the woman told authorities that two men burst into her home in rural Washburn and demanded money, drugs and her car. Epperly said she was driven to Cassville, where the men used the victim’s bank card to withdraw $350 from her account.

Eventually, the woman was dumped in rural Barry County and walked more than a mile for help.

Authorities also are seeking Miller’s brother in the case.

Text Only
Crime & Courts
Local News

Do you think Missouri should pass legislation that would allow a prescription drug database to be kept?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NDN Video
Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong