A man arrested on forgery charges – is tied to a kidnapping case back in September.
Police arrested 26-year-old Neil Tinio of Salina on Friday after an officer on patrol recognized him from a recent store surveillance video.
According to Captain Mike Sweeney, back on September 24th a man and woman were playing pool inside a home in the 500 block of Upper Mill Heights, when a group of four people including Tinio came in.
Police say a male suspect pointed a handgun at the couple and commanded the 24-year-old female to come with him as the group stole the man’s 2001 Chevy Suburban. The woman was released a short time later.
The gunman, Alberto DeLeon,33, was arrested on October 9th on a warrant from the US Marshal’s Office for a federal parole violation.
Tinio will face charges in that incident plus additional charges for forgery.
Police allege that on September 19th and 20th, Tinio forged stolen checks to make purchases at Dillards in the Central Mall and the Kwik Shop on S. Ohio.
Police say he was also using a fake Colorado drivers license with the alias, Miles Javier.