Bedford Man Arrested on Kidnap Charge

February 9, 2019 GMT

BOSTON -- A Bedford man wanted for an alleged kidnapping that began in Concord and ended in Connecticut was captured late Wednesday night in Key West, Florida.

Julian Field, 24, was arrested in Key West on a federal arrest warrant and charged with one count of kidnapping, according to a statement from the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling.

Field will appear in federal court in Key West Friday and is expected to be brought back to Massachusetts at a later date.

According to court documents, Field allegedly broke into the home of a Concord resident the evening of Feb. 3. He allegedly forced the victim to drive him to Springfield to obtain illegal drugs and then to a train station in Connecticut, where he ultimately allowed the victim to leave.

Authorities then tracked Field to the southernmost tip of Florida. The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Miami and the Monroe County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office assisted the FBI Boston Field Division and local police in the investigation.

The kidnapping charge carries a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Paruti of Lelling’s Criminal Division.

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