|Published: 9:22 AM, 10/29/2012
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-A member of Alabama law
enforcement has been indicted by the Monroe County Grand Jury after
he allegedly held a man captive at gunpoint Sept. 29.
Ronald Pate was indicted on charges of
aggravated assault and kidnapping after he was reported to have
confronted man who got lost while bear hunting.
Michael Kince Rodgers told Monroe
County Sheriff's Deputy Marla Richeson he was at his uncle's
house on Smoky Branch Road when he decided to go bear hunting.
Rodgers said he got turned around in the woods, saw a man on a riding
lawn mower at a house and decided to ask him where he was.
Rodgers said as he got closer, the man
jumped off the mower and began yelling and acting like he wanted to
fight. Rodgers said the man, later identified as Pate, asked what he
was doing and Rodgers said he gotten lost while bear hunting and just
wanted to know where he was, but said he'd just leave and find his
way back to the road.
See full story in the Sunday, Oct. 28, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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