Judge denies bond for kidnapping suspect caught in Matamoros

Timothy Glen Caskey

A kidnapped Minnesota woman is safe and back in the United States after her husband was arrested at a bank in Matamoros.

Tamaulipas state police arrested Timothy Glen Caskey in Matamoros on Monday.

FBI agents and the U.S. Marshal TMs Office had been tracking the 40-year-old Minnesota man and his wife Roberta Lynn Caskey.


Caskey kidnapped his estranged wife back on July 14th in Virginia, Minnesota.

The Minnesota man had a long criminal history and just been released from prison that morning.

Roberta Caskey had a active protective order filed against him when he allegedly picked her up off a street corner and drove off.

A criminal complaint shows that Caskey took a pickup truck for a test drive at a used car lot in New Braunfels, Texas back on July 16th and never brought it back.

Court Appearance

Authorities traced Caskey to a bank in Matamoros where Mexican police arrested him on Monday.

Caskey appeared before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Ronald Morgan in Brownsville on Tuesday morning.

Judge Morgan ordered that Caskey be held without bond until he is extradited back to Minnesota where he faces federal kidnapping charges.

Criminal History

The Associated Press is reporting that Caskey had been sought on federal and state kidnapping charges along with a state false imprisonment charge and a parole violation.

Caskey also is being investigated for a bank robbery in Ottawa, Kansas, on the day after the kidnapping.

Authorities told the Associated Press they believed Caskey would head to Mexico because he had done that after committing a previous crime.