Cape man wanted on charges of home invasion, kidnapping

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Police were searching late Saturday for a Cape Girardeau man who allegedly forced his way into a Scott City residence and made an elderly man drive him to Chaffee, Mo.

According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, Cape Girardeau police pursued Zatrun R. Twiggs to arrest him on some outstanding warrants Friday evening.

A woman and Twiggs managed to escape by car to Scott City, where Twiggs left the vehicle and ran to the residence of an elderly couple in the Cloverdale subdivision.

Walter said Twiggs then forced his way into the home and told the couple he had a gun. The man then drove Twiggs to a residence on West Parker Avenue in Chaffee.

The woman's whereabouts were unknown late Saturday, though Cape Girardeau police are seeking charges against her. Walter said the woman drove to Rockview, Mo., where she left the car and unsuccessfully tried to force her way into a home there. She then left the area on foot and called her mother, who lives in Bertrand, Mo. Walter said the mother told her daughter she would not pick her up in Rockview.

Cape Girardeau police are not releasing the name of the woman.

Twiggs is now wanted on charges of home invasion, kidnapping and armed criminal action. Walter said Twiggs could be heading back to Cape Girardeau and has a history of violence.

bblackwell@semissourian.com

388-3628

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