Accused kidnapper returns to court Jan. 20th
Accused kidnapper John Merkel will be back in court January 20th. Bracebridge Court officials say the 27 year old Huntsville resident is having his pre-trial date delayed until then. Merkel was arrested for kidnapping, assault and forcible confinement – allegedly holding a person for 24 hours. He and two others are also said to have forced the victim to take out money from their account at a local bank.