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Radford Police arrest wanted man charged with kidnapping, assault following overnight search

He is wanted on six warrants

Jason Edward Matney
Jason Edward Matney (New River Valley Regional Jail)

RADFORD, Va. – The Radford City Police Department arrested a wanted Tazewell County man who was wanted on six warrants early Thursday morning.

At about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police responded to a call about a wanted person out of Richlands, leading to a search in the area surrounding Rock Road.

Authorities said 45-year-old Jason Edward Matney was taken into custody after an overnight search.

According to New River Valley Regional Jail, Matney was wanted for brandishing or pointing a firearm, assault with a firearm used in the commission of a felony, weapons convicted as a felon, conspiracy to kidnap/abduct by force without justification, kidnapping/abducting by force without justification and simple assault.

Police said he is currently being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.


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