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A Keokuk man was arrested Tuesday night, following a weekend incident which resulted in law enforcement officials asking for the public’s help to locate him.
Trenton Kindhart, 31, of Keokuk was taken into custody on two felony warrants at 10:04pm Tuesday night, in downtown Kahoka.
Early Sunday morning, Kindhart is alleged to have forced his way into a Kahoka apartment, beaten and threatened to kill a man at that apartment, and assaulted a female. The male victim later “got away”. According to the Probable Cause Statement, Kindhart also allegedly took the female victim’s cell phone and used the phone to hit her. He also allegedly put a handgun in her mouth several times during the night.
Around 9:30am, the male victim and a friend returned to the apartment to “get his stuff” and Kindhart allegedly pulled a gun on the friend while the male victim gathered his belongings. The friend reported the incident to Kahoka police.
Kahoka police responded to an apartment in the downtown area at 11:08am Sunday morning. The female victim ran from the apartment, and Kindhart pushed police Chief Bill Conger on the stairway of the apartment. Conger managed to pull off Kindhart’s hooded sweatshirt as he fled.
While Conger was transporting the female victim to a safe location, a wrecked vehicle was reported on West Main Street. Conger joined the Clark County Sheriff’s Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol looking for Kindhart. According to the PC statement, the car belonged to a female that had not reported it stolen in Iowa.
Kindhart faces several felony charges, including Kidnapping-1st Degree, Assualt-1st Degree, Burglary-1st Degree, Assualt-2nd Degree, Resisting/ Interfering with Arrest for a Felony, Armed Criminal Action, and two charges of Unlawful Use of Weapon. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of Assault-4th degree for pushing a law enforcement officer.
Kindhart also faces Assault-1st Degree charges for an August incident near St. Francisville.
Kindhart made is initial appearance in Clark County Associate Circuit Court on Wednesday, November 4. He is being held on a $100,000 cash only bond on November incident, and $50,000 cash only bond for the August incident.