Three males charged with false imprisonment
The Fairfield Police Department received several calls about seeing a teen male in the Fairfield Walmart parking lot at 4:21 p.m. Monday taken against his will by a few males in a green Grand Prix that headed east on Burlington Avenue, according to the log of calls received at dispatch.
Police located the car and subjects at 1500 S. Main St., within about 20 minutes and the 18-year-old victim pressed charges.
Three Bloomfield residents were arrested: John Morris, 24; Donovan Wintermote, 18; and Austin Emery Jr., 17.
According to the dispatch log, the three had taken the victim to question him about an alleged theft.
Morris, Wintermote and Emery are charged with false imprisonment, which is punishable by up to one year in prison, and simple assault, which is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $625 fine, according to a press release from Jefferson County Attorney Tim Dille.
Emery will initially be charged as a juvenile, said Dille.
Criminal charges are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.