Louisville man arrested for allegedly holding two victims captive -- including underage girl
St. Matthews Police say they've arrested a man after he held two people captive -- one of whom was an underage girl.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- St. Matthews Police say they've arrested a man after he held two people captive -- one of whom was an underage girl.
According to an arrest report, 20-year-old Miguel Pablo-Miranda was arrested Monday afternoon in the area of Mallgate Apartments, behind Mall St. Matthews.
The arrest report states Pablo-Miranda "knowingly and unlawfully restrained two people under circumstances that exposed those people to serious physical injury."
Police add that, during these alleged imprisonments, Pablo-Miranda, "intentionally caused physical injury to the two victims."
Pablo-Miranda was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment and two counts of fourth degree assault. During his initial court appearance on Tuesday morning, a "not guilty" plea was entered on his behalf, and it was revealed that one of the two victims was an underage girl. It was also revealed that one of the two victims was his girlfriend.
A neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, said she remembers two men coming and going from the apartment in question. She said the people have only lived there for eight months to a year.
"I seen a couple Latino men dressed as kitchen workers with chef's pants and that sort of thing," she said. "But I really didn't see them much. I've never seen a female in and out of there. They're generally quiet and we've never really had any problems with them."
The anonymous neighbor said she's lived there for four and a half years but intends to move soon. She said the accusations are frustrating to hear, but she's also not surprised.
"This apartment complex has been having some issues in the past year, including vehicular break-ins. And there was a shooting last year," she said.
Pablo-Miranda -- who does not speak English -- told the judge through an interpreter that he wanted the court to appoint a public defender to represent him. The judge agreed to do so.
The suspect said he did not have a job. His bond was set at $2,500.
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