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Manteca officer rescues Fresno kidnap victim

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POSTED November 8, 2012 1:42 a.m.

A Fresno woman who was reportedly kidnapped by her husband a was rescued by Manteca Police officer Dan Chestnut when he ordered her 33-year-old husband from his car on Northwoods Avenue at gunpoint.

Police had received a report from the Fresno Police that Jotham Trumbo and his estranged wife might be in the Manteca area.  They had been reportedly seen leaving Trumbo’s home in his silver 2010 Toyota Camry.

Within some 20 minutes of receiving the bulletin to be on the lookout for the couple, Chestnut spotted the vehicle driving in the 100 block of Northwoods near Highway 99 and Yosemite Avenue with both the suspect and kidnap victim inside at 5:39 p.m. 

The woman had not been injured.  Fresno police were notified and drove to Manteca to take over their investigation.

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