On the evening of October 25, 2017, McDonald County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 321 West Sarratt Road, Goodman, Missouri regarding a “check well-being” dispatch involving an elderly male. Upon arriving at the scene, the responding officer discovered that a 69-year-old man was being held against his will in the residence. The deputy observed that the alleged victim was being confined in a bedroom which was padlocked from the outside. The deputy further observed that the top portion of the door had been cut off, forming a portal from which the alleged victim could be observed. Upon contact with the alleged victim, the deputy was advised that the man had been held against his will for a period of “several months” for the purpose of stealing the alleged victim’s Social Security checks and his veteran’s benefits. The alleged victim further alleged that he received food sporadically and was allowed to shower on rare occasions.
The alleged victim was transported from the scene for medical examination.
Arrested at the scene were Janice Miller (48) and Kevin Miller (46) of the residence. Bill Dobbs, McDonald County Prosecuting Attorney, has charged the Millers with Kidnapping, Financial Exploitation of the Elderly and Armed Criminal Action. Bond is currently set at $10,000 cash for each defendant.
(Press Release via McDonald County Prosecuting Attorney)
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