Kidnapping suspect remains at large

By Ed Brock

The Riverdale man suspected of kidnapping his sister and leaving her tied up in an abandoned storm shelter in Alabama remains at large.

And police in his hometown of Florence, Ala. say 33-year-old Frederick Aubrey McCaskell is a wanted man there.

"He has a pretty extensive history with us," Florence Police Lt. Randy England said. "Mostly drugs and things like that."

Mississippi police are still looking for Frederick Aubrey McCaskell, 33, after capturing his girlfriend and alleged accomplice in the kidnapping of 25-year-old Carolyn Suzanne Maloney. The arrest followed an early-morning chase near Raleigh, Miss. on Tuesday.

McCaskell is believed to have stolen a Nissan pickup truck from the area where police had been searching for him and may be headed back to Alabama where he still has family, Raleigh Police Chief Chuck McKinley said.

"Now it's just wait and see," McKinley said.

McCaskell, Maloney and the victim, 41-year-old Yvettra Parker, all lived together at Parker's house on Willow Twig Road, according to a police report by Clayton County Police Sgt. Ken Waits.

Parker told Waits that around 11:30 p.m. Sunday McCaskell and she began arguing after she told him to turn down the radio in his room. When she threatened to call the police McCaskell pushed her down, strangled her with a rope, threatened her with a knife and, with Maloney's help, tied her up and put her in the back of her own 2003 Ford Explorer.

McCaskell and Maloney drove to Colbert County where they left Parker, still bound, in the abandoned storm shelter. Parker was later able to free herself and went to a nearby store for help.

Around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning McCaskell and Maloney apparently ran through a random roadblock near Raleigh and that led to a chase that ended when the Explorer crashed, Clayton County Police Capt. Jeff Turner said. McCaskell was able to run into some nearby woods.

Along with the Clayton County charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and theft by taking of a motor vehicle, England said McCaskell is currently wanted in Florence on charges of jumping bail, reckless endangerment and harassment.

England said the arrest warrant for those charges was issued on Sept. 9 but he didn't know the specifics of the incident behind the charges.

Maloney was still in Mississippi on Wednesday awaiting extradition to Georgia, McKinley said.