Bedford Man Charged With Kidnapping

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Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Early on Thursday afternoon, the Bedford Police Twitter feed noted, “Bedford Police would like to thank the Concord Police Department, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Boston Violent Crimes Task Force for the safe apprehension of Julian Field. He is currently being held in Florida and will be sent back to Massachusetts at a later date.”

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The following press release from the Department of Justice: United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling/District of Massachusetts was posted Thursday afternoonon the Bedford Police Department’s news blog, https://bedfordpdnews.com/news/

BOSTON – A Bedford, Mass., man was arrested late last night on a federal arrest warrant in Key West, Fla., and charged in connection with a kidnapping that began in Concord, Mass., and ended in Connecticut.

Julian Field, 24, was charged with one count of kidnapping and will appear in federal court in Key West, Fla., on Friday, February 8, 2019. Field will be brought to Massachusetts at a later date.

According to court documents, on the evening of February 3, 2019, Field broke into the home of a Concord resident and forced the victim to drive him to a train station in Connecticut, first stopping in Springfield, Mass., to attempt to procure illegal drugs.  Field ultimately allowed the victim to leave. Authorities subsequently tracked Field to Florida, where he was arrested.

The charge of kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Boston Field Division; Concord Police Chief Joseph O’Connor; and Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno made the announcement today. FBI Miami and the Monroe County (FL) Sheriff’s Office provided valuable assistance with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Paruti of Lelling’s Criminal Division is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.