Michael Devlin was Already a Suspect

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Monday, January 15 2007 Jan 15, 2007 Monday, January 15, 2007 8:27:35 PM CST January 15, 2007 in News
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KIRKWOOD (AP) - A police officer who arrested the suspected kidnapper of two Missouri boys says he knew the man even before he began staking out his home, he had eaten at the pizza parlor he managed. Police officer Gary Wagster tells CBS (The Early Show) he spent Thursday night watching Michael Devlin's apartment. He suspected Devlin might be holding a 13 year-old captive inside and worried what he might do to the boy. Wegster said police were "shocked" that Devlin was a suspect, describing the 41-year-old, 300-pound man as "laid-back and quiet." Devlin's arrest last Friday freed 13-year-old Ben Ownby and 15-year-old Shawn Hornbeck, who vanished more than four years ago. Ownby disappeared Monday after school. Devlin's attorney said he expects to file a not guilty plea and will not seek a reduction in his $1 million bond. Devlin is awaiting arraignment on one charge of kidnapping but more charges are likely.

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