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Madill man facing kidnapping charge

Sierra Rains
srains@ardmoreite.com

Madill police responded to a call concerning a possible domestic abuse situation Friday, later leading to an arrest for kidnapping and attempting to elude, among other things.

According to a police report by a responding officer from the Madill Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of South 4th Ave. around 7:45 a.m.

“Dispatch advised me that a female had called stating that a male subject at the residence would not let her leave and had pushed her and was being aggressive,” the officer wrote.

Upon arrival, the officer reportedly observed a silver Nissan sedan leaving the residence and a female standing in the doorway. The woman advised the officer that the suspect, 26-year-old Randall Dale Polster, of Madill, was in the vehicle and that she and two children in the home were not injured.

Another officer reportedly engaged in a pursuit with the vehicle, heading west bound on Lillie Boulevard. The victim advised that Polster might have a knife in his possession.

According to the report, the responding officer later assisted in the pursuit, which concluded when Polster circled back around and stopped at the residence the initial call had come from.

Polster was taken into custody for endangering others while eluding and attempting to elude a police officer at that time.

However, additional information gathered from the victim reportedly led to other charges being filed against Polster.

The victim allegedly told police that Polster had not slept in four days due to meth use and that she had attempted to leave the residence with the two children on Jan. 16, but Polster allegedly refused to allow her to leave.

“Randall had taken the air out of the tires of both of their vehicles so that she could not leave and had taken her sim card out of her phone and she could only call 911,” the officer stated in the report.

The victim further described how Polster had allegedly been physically abusive, extremely paranoid, and had allegedly threatened to kill her with a knife before.

“Polster had punched holes in the walls and wrote on them, as well as wrote on the bed sheets. She stated that Polster had also taken a vent off of the ceiling in the bedroom and hid a camera in it, but had since removed it.”

The officer reportedly advised the victim to apply for an emergency protective order for her and the children and provided her with a phone to have someone come get her.

Officers then transported Polster to the Marshall County Jail, where he allegedly stated that he had been using meth the night before. Polster is currently being held at the jail for the felony charges of kidnapping, for allegedly refusing to allow the victim to leave, and attempting to elude.

Polster is also facing misdemeanor charges for possession of a controlled substance (meth) and domestic abuse and assault and battery in the presence of a minor.

If you or someone you know experiences domestic violence, The Family Shelter of Southern Oklahoma offers free services, including counseling and crisis services. The 24 hour Crisis Hotline number is (580) 226-6424.