Mo. Bondswoman Charged with False Imprisonment
CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) -- A Carthage bondswoman is charged with false imprisonment after allegedly handcuffing a suspect to a bannister in her home overnight until his friends brought her bail money.
Jasper County officials say 57-year-old Jeanie M. Chartier, of Adams Bail Bonds tried on Dec. 28 to revoke the bond of 32-year-old Reynaldo D. Delarosa without a judge's order. When Jasper County jail staff wouldn't jail him, Chartier allegedly took Delarosa to her home and handcuffed him until his friends raised the bail.
On Wednesday, Chartier told The Joplin Globe she has been falsely accused and referred other questions to her attorney.
Delarosa's attorney says Chartier detained his client because she thought he was not keeping up on payments to her for bonds paid for traffic and marijuana infractions.