Alleged kidnapper caught in Franklinton after deputies receive anonymous tip

Published 9:44 am Monday, November 7, 2016

Glenn Edward Castle, 28, a resident of Tinney Road in Covington, was arrested on Nov. 5 by detectives from the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Castle is currently in the Washington Parish Jail with no bond on charges of Obstruction of Justice, Simple Arson, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm and being a fugitive from Tangipahoa Parish. In addition to the Washington Parish charges, Castle will face charges of Armed Robbery, Second Degree Kidnapping and Aggravated Second Degree Battery in Tangipahoa Parish.

In Tangipahoa Parish, Castle is accused of robbing and kidnapping an elderly Loranger resident. After allegedly hitting the elderly man in the head with a hammer, Castle tied the victim up, stole firearms from his residence and fled with the victim in the victim’s pick-up truck. He then allegedly drove the victim around the Loranger area and then pulled over near a wooded area. He removed the victim from the truck and tied him to a tree before fleeing.

Castle’s arrest came as a result of anonymous information received by Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives that he was hiding out on Sleepy Hollow Road in Franklinton. Tangipahoa Parish detectives were notified and came to Washington Parish to assist in the arrest. Castle was located at the residence on Sleepy Hollow Road and was arrested without incident.

A search of the Sleepy Hollow residence discovered a pistol which was believed to have been used in crimes committed in Tangipahoa Parish. Questioning of Castle about the location of the kidnapping victim’s vehicle led to his confession that he had driven it to a hunting club in the area and burned it. The burned vehicle was located where Castle said he had left it.

Sheriff Randy Seal commented, “We have a wonderful working relationship with Sheriff Daniel Edwards and the staff of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. Due to the proximity of the two parishes, it is not unusual for criminals to drift back and forth across parish lines. In this case, thanks to information provided by an alert and concerned citizen, things didn’t work out for Mr. Castle. He is now in jail and I suspect he will face many years behind bars for the heinous crimes he committed.”