April trial set for Delaware man charged with kidnapping and felonious assault


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com



Roger Madison appears in Delaware County Common Pleas Court Wednesday morning.

Roger Madison appears in Delaware County Common Pleas Court Wednesday morning.


An April trial has been scheduled for a Delaware man charged with felonious assault and kidnapping.

Roger Allen Madison, 48, of 33 Greenhedge Circle, pleaded not guilty to a count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, two counts of kidnapping, first-degree felonies, domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor and aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor at a hearing in Delaware County Common Pleas Court Wednesday morning.

Delaware County Common Pleas Judge David Gormley told Madison that for the kidnapping charges he could be sentenced to up to 11 years in prison, and could face another eight years for the felonious assault charge.

After accepting the not guilty plea, Gormley scheduled a trial for April 25 and set a pretrial hearing for April 10 at 8:30 a.m. Assistant Delaware County Prosecutor Andrew Bigler said Wednesday that the trial would likely take two days.

Delaware police report that during the early morning hours of Feb. 5, 2017, an officer was flagged down by a woman in the area of North Houk Road and West Central Avenue.

The woman needed medical attention and told police that her boyfriend, Madison, forced her to stay in her room at the Greenhedge Circle Home. The woman said Madison threatened to cut her into pieces and throw her into the pond and blocked the door when she tried to leave.

The victim reported that at one point, Madison pushed her to the ground and choked her to the point that she passed out. The victim said she was held for three hours.

Madison was arrested after the investigation and taken to the Delaware County Jail, where he is currently incarcerated.

Madison appeared in Delaware Municipal Court on Feb. 6 and his bail was set at $150,000. The municipal court case was dismissed by prosecutors after the grand jury returned the felony indictment.

At the arraignment on Wednesday, Gormley decreased Madison’s bond to $75,000.

“If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse and needs help, contact law enforcement,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien in a news release after Madison’s indictment. “Turning Point is our local organization serving domestic violence victims. They can be reached at 1-800-232-6505.”

Roger Madison appears in Delaware County Common Pleas Court Wednesday morning.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/02/web1_DSC_1433.jpgRoger Madison appears in Delaware County Common Pleas Court Wednesday morning.

By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

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