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Fort Myers man on-island charged with kidnapping, more

August 30, 2018
By TIFANY REPECKI (trepecki@breezenewspapers.com) , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Sanibel Police Department arrested and charged a man with kidnapping and battery after he reportedly held his girlfriend against her will and physically struck and threatened her.

At about 4:30 a.m. Aug. 29, police received a call about a person being held against their will in the 900 block of East Gulf Drive. Officers responded and made contact with the victim, identified as the girlfriend of Joseph Louis Katrenics IV, 25, of 1647 N. Mayfair Road, Fort Myers, officials reported.

The two reportedly have a domestic relationship.

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Joseph Louis Katrenics IV

According to police, Katrenics held his girlfriend in her car against her will, threatened to burn her house down and kill her, and punched her in the head and chest. Upon learning that the police had been notified, Katrenics exited his girlfriend's vehicle, punching and breaking a passenger side headlight.

He reportedly walked away heading northbound on Lindgren Boulevard.

Due to the proximity to the Sanibel Causeway, police notified the Lee County Sheriff's Office and asked that they be on the lookout. LCSO located Katrenics on the causeway at about 6:45 a.m.

Sanibel police responded and took Katrenics into custody.

He was arrested and charged with kidnap inflict bodily harm or terrorize victim or other, battery touch or strike and damage property criminal mischief $200 and under. At the time, Katrenics had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for violation of probation, which he was additionally charged with.

He was transported to the Lee County Jail.

Katrenics has a court date set for Oct. 1 on the new charges, plus Sept. 11 for the violation.

 
 

 

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