Twin Falls man allegedly keeps host from leaving and steals car

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A Twin Falls man is facing robbery and second degree kidnapping charges after police were called to a Twin Falls residence where a victim had claimed her car was stolen.

Friday morning, just after 8 a.m., the victim told authorities she had allowed Anthony Shields, 29, to spend the night because he had no place to go. That morning, she told him he had to leave claiming Shields had a “severe” drug problem.

The suspect was in a bedroom saying he was going to kill himself. The victim said Shields would not let her leave and blocked the door. Later after the victim was able to escape, Shields continued to threaten that he was going to shoot himself with a handgun that he was holding.

Shields then grabbed the victim’s car keys and eventually left in her vehicle. While the victim was filling out a police report, the suspect called the woman. A police officer told him told him to return the vehicle, but he refused, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Saturday, court records indicate, that Shields went to the police station where he was arrested for grand theft and kidnapping in the second-degree. Shields is also a suspect in a recent aggravated assault where police say, he threatened another female with a handgun.

He is being held on a $50,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 20.

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