- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A Rutland man charged with holding his wife captive in their bedroom has been granted bail.

Thirty-four-year-old Michael Jokinen has been held without bail since he was charged in May with kidnapping with bodily injury and fear and second-degree unlawful restraint. He pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors say he held his wife captive in their home for over four years by padlocking her into a bedroom and boarding the windows shut. Police say the victim escaped by jumping from a second-story window.

Judge Thomas A. Zonay said Thursday that the evidence supports that Jokinen restrained his wife, but not that he restrained her with the intent of putting her in fear of bodily injury. The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1JpAywM) that the judge set bail at $15,000.


Information from: Rutland Herald, https://www.rutlandherald.com/

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