U.S. Marshals arrest man wanted in connection with Indiana woman's disappearance

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with the disappearance of his estranged wife in Florida. 

According to a news release, members of the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force arrested 58-year-old Jarvis Madison Friday morning in Louisville.

He was apprehended around 8:30 a.m. Saturday on Hurstbourne Parkway near Bunsen Way.

"I was at the intersection waiting to turn in and there were just a whole bunch of F-150s, unmarked police cars and Tahoes surrounding an SUV. Looks like they already had him apprehended and had him sitting on the curb handcuffed," said Pat Wingfield who witnessed the arrest.

Madison was alone in the Honda Pilot officials had been looking for. The only thing different were the license plates. 

"I think the license plate had been switched," said Brian Parrish, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal of the Western Kentucky District. "We felt comfortable and had good information that he was the occupant of the vehicle."

Madison was wanted in connection with the disappearance of his wife Rachael L. Madison, 44, who was staying with family in Florida after leaving Indiana to distance herself from her estranged husband. 

"She's very scared, very fearful of this guy. She's been threatened with knives and guns and she was tired of it. She wanted to get away. She made a plan," said Rachael Madison's aunt, Thelma Newsom.

A Volusia County Sheriff's incident report says 44-year-old Rachael Madison hasn't been seen since leaving her aunt's Ormond-by-the-Sea home Sunday afternoon.

The whereabouts of Rachael Madison are still unknown at the time of this writing.

Her family told investigators that 50-year-old husband Jarvis Madison knew she was in Florida and may have kidnapped her. Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant says officials in Indiana obtained a warrant Monday for Jarvis Madison's arrest on a criminal confinement charge.

Jarvis' silver 2011 Honda Pilot has been impounded.

According to Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull, Madison filed a police report on Nov. 14 after she said she was held against her will by Jarvis Madison. According to Mull, the two had been living at a hotel in Louisville.

“She'd indicated that she wanted to move back to Maine where she had family and spent some time growing up, and her husband agreed to drive her there,” Mull said.

However, Mull says something changed when they got in the car.  

“They were leaving a hotel to drive to Maine. Once they got in the car, he produced a handgun and told her she couldn't get out of the car and that he would shoot her if she tried to,” Mull said.

Mull says Rachael Madison then tried to escape the car somewhere along I-64, but her husband shot at her and missed.

“It's not apparent to me whether there was an argument or what precipitated that, but clearly, things changed once they got in the car,” Mull said.

Then, police say the pair went to the Wal-Mart on Veterans Parkway in Clarksville. That’s when Mull says she was able to run away from her husband.

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