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Trial postponed for Williamsport man accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend

Woman was out of town to testify in a proceeding unrelated to the case of Jeremy S. Keadle

September 20, 2012
  • Jeremy Shane Keadle
Washington County Sheriff's Office

The trial of a Williamsport man accused of kidnapping his former girlfriend was postponed Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court because the victim was unavailable, his attorney said.

Assistant Public Defender Carl Creeden said the woman was out of town to testify in a federal court proceeding unrelated to the case of Jeremy S. Keadle.

Keadle, 30, of 247 E. Potomac St., has been charged with kidnapping, carjacking, robbery, reckless endangerment, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, theft of less than $1,000, false imprisonment and stalking, and two counts of second-degree assault, according to the statement of charges.

Keadle’s new trial date is Dec. 17, Creeden said.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said in the statement of charges that the victim was an employee of

The Improved Order of Red Men club at 16129 Lappans Road when the incident occurred the night of April 1.

The victim and another employee had just closed the club when Keadle jumped from the bushes and pulled her into her van, the charging document said.

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A deputy found Keadle allegedly assaulting a woman near a van that was parked on the Interstate 81 southbound ramp from Md. 68, the documents said.

When confronted by the deputy, Keadle got into the van, and the deputy used his baton to break a window as Keadle tried to drive off, the documents said.

The deputy pointed his handgun at Keadle and used a stun gun on him in making the arrest, charging documents said.

Keadle had been in court for a hearing in August at which time Creeden’s request for a competency evaluation was granted.

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