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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

The Cameron County man accused of kidnapping a woman at gunpoint a month ago is behind bars in Potter County.

58-year-old Thomas Smith was picked up at the Allegany Pub in Emporium at about 8:45 last night and after being arraigned was sent to jail on $75,000 bail.

Police say they got a tip at about 8:10 last night saying Smith was at the bar. Emporium Borough Police and state police surrounded the bar, and about half an hour later Smith called them and said he wanted to turn himself in.

He was arraigned in front of District Judge Barry Brown on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

Smith is accused of kidnapping a woman at gunpoint on August 8. She was able to get away and call police.

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