April 19, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Suspect Charged With Kidnapping

Matthew R. Harrold, 34, of Springfield has been charged with Kidnapping regarding an incident that occurred in the 600 block of Boonville on April 11, 2010. Harrold was arrested Saturday in the 1000 block of E. Battlefield at about 4:00 a.m. Police had received a tip from a caller who recognized Harrold from Friday’s media release.

Harrold is accused of approaching a twenty-four year old female outside her apartment in the early morning hours of April 11, 2010 and demanding to enter her apartment. Harrold, holding the victim at knife point, rode the apartment’s elevator to the victim’s floor. When the victim got out of the elevator she screamed and the suspect ran off.

Harrold is currently in the Greene County Jail being held on a $100,000 bond.

SPD Case Number: 10-14328
Media Contact: Lt. David Millsap, phone: 864-1751
Release authorized by: Lt. David Millsap

springfield police department

Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd