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Wardell police chief faces 3 felony charges in 2 separate cases

Casey Aaron Redden (Source: Dunklin County Courhouse) Casey Aaron Redden (Source: Dunklin County Courhouse)

The police chief in the small Pemiscot County town of Wardell faces three felony counts in two cases filed in Dunklin County.

Deputies in Pemiscot County arrested Casey Aaron Redden Thursday night on a warrant out of Dunklin County for a felony count of aggravated stalking.

The prosecuting attorney filed the charge against Redden Tuesday.

A check of court records shows Redden also faces two felony counts of parental kidnapping, filed against him on July 12.

According to the probable cause statement in the stalking case, Redden allegedly called his ex-girlfriend and threatened to kill the man she is now seeing.

Authorities say Redden told the woman he would wait out in the parking lot of the grocery store where she worked, saying "I'm going to kill that m***** f*****."

Redden allegedly made the threats by phone call and text.

The woman told police she was scared and distraught about Redden's threats.

In the parental kidnapping case, Redden's accused of not returning his children to their mother.

The probable cause statement in that case references officers warning Redden he could face charges and Redden telling officers the only way the children were leaving would be in a police care with him videoing it.

Redden has served as Wardell's chief for two years.  No one answered the phone at Wardell City Hall this afternoon. 

Redden remains in the Dunklin County Jail.

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