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By Carlton County Sheriffs Office
Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Man jailed following kidnapping incident


Anthony John Machones

On August 29, a 26-year-old female and a 10-year-old female reported they had been picked up and threatened by Anthony John Machones, date of birth February 16, 1987.

The 26-year-old female victim had met Machones at Black Bear Casino and spent most of the day with him. Later in the afternoon the victim and Machones returned to the casino and picked up the victim's 10-year-old sister. Machones drove them to a residence in rural Douglas County, Wisconsin. The two victims left the residence on foot after a verbal argument. As the victims were walking Machones drove in front of them, blocking their path, and threatened them with physical violence if they did not get in his vehicle. Machones then drove the victims back toward Black Bear Casino and retrieved a small axe from under his driver's seat as he continued to verbally threaten the victims with physical violence. Machones stopped at a gas station near the casino in Carlton where the victims were able to flag down a passing Fond du Lac police officer and reported the incident.

Carlton County deputies found Machones at the residence in rural Douglas County, Wisconsin, where he was uncooperative and left in a vehicle. Douglas County deputies attempted to stop Machones but he fled in his vehicle. Machones was ultimately stopped and arrested by Douglas County deputies and placed in the Douglas County Jail for crimes committed in their county.

The investigation into this crime is ongoing between the Carlton County and Douglas County sheriff's offices.


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