Article Comment 

Attempted kidnapping suspect back in jail






Alex Holloway


The contents of this article have been modified since its original posting.


A Starkville man, arrested Friday for attempted kidnapping, is back in jail after having his bond revoked. 


According to a SPD press release, officers arrested 45-year-old John B. Arnold Jr. for what they believe to be an isolated incident.  


The department has not yet released details of the incident, and said circumstances surrounding it remain under active investigation. 


According to an affidavit obtained from Starkville Municipal Court, Arnold attempted on Friday to take a male victim from Sudduth Elementary School without permission being given by the victim's mother. It's currently unclear what relation Arnold is to the victim. 


Arnold was booked into Oktibbeha County Jail, and initially released on $100,000 bond. 


However, on Tuesday, police arrested him again for violating the terms of his bond. Jail personnel confirmed to The Dispatch that Arnold was booked back into the jail at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, where he is currently being held without bond. 


The details of what caused Arnold's bond revocation are unclear, as police declined to comment, and further information on the revocation was not available at Starkville Municipal Court on Tuesday. 


Arnold was originally scheduled to appear in Starkville Municipal court at 6 p.m. on March 19. With his bond revocation, his court date has been moved up to 2 p.m. today.




printer friendly version | back to top






Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Email