NEVADA, Mo. | Another southwest Missouri suspect has been charged in the abduction of the wrong New Jersey man.
Fifty-five-year-old Roy A. Slates faces one count each of concealing a felony and hindering prosecution in Vernon County Circuit Court. The Joplin Globe reported he posted $5,000 bond and was released this past week.
The Nevada, Mo., contractor is accused of concealing his involvement in two crimes — a November home invasion in Missouri and last month's abduction of pet store owner Jeffrey Muller.
After being driven nearly 1,200 miles, Muller was rescued in the mid-Missouri town of Lake Ozark when his captors had car trouble and a convenience store clerk saw him attempt to escape. Authorities say his captors had intended to kidnap a different Jeffrey Muller.