NARRAGANSETT—Matthew Klotz, 27, of 33 Hopkins St., Stonington, Connecticut, violated the bail conditions set on Monday after he had been arraigned in Fourth District court for kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and carrying a dangerous weapon while committing a crime of violence. Klotz failed to make initial contact with pretrial services to engage with bail supervision, and was in Fourth District court on Wednesday for a hearing on his newly set bail conditions because of the violation.
Klotz was arrested on Friday, October 21 for attempting to abduct a 20 year old woman who was jogging along Ocean Road. At approximately 4 p.m., Klotz attempted to drag the female victim into his vehicle, a blue pick-up truck, yet the woman was able to escape.
A day later, Klotz was apprehended by Narragansett Police Department with the assistance of Rhode Island State Police and South Kingstown Police Department. He was pulled over driving on Matunuck Beach Road off of Route 1, processed and arraigned in Fourth District court at the Washington County Courthouse later that day.
Klotz was originally released by the Honorable Mary McCaffery on $20,000 bail with surety. He had signed a waiver of extradition and was allowed to live and work in Connecticut while his case was tried, a concession which angered many local residents.
Because Klotz has violated the terms of his original bail agreement, bail was increased to $30,000 with surety. Klotz posted the additional $1,000 on Wednesday in order to be released.
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