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New Charges Filed In Garden City Kidnapping Case, No Bail Ordered

New charges have been filed against a man accused of assaulting a woman and holding her against her will in Garden City.

John Joseph Sharkey, 43, appeared in 1st District Court in Rich County on Tuesday where he was arraigned on two additional charges filed earlier that morning. Sharkey now faces a first-degree count of aggravated sexual abuse and a second-degree count of obstructing justice, in addition to nine felonies and misdemeanors filed in January.


Judge Angela Fonnesbeck ordered Sharkey to be held without bail after hearing arguments from prosecutors and defense counsel. Read the rest of the story on


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