CROWN POINT — A 22-year-old St. John man faces 21 criminal charges after abducting a 16-year-old girl from Lake County.
Alexander Martin Curry-Fishtorn is charged with four counts of kidnapping, five counts of criminal confinement, six counts of stalking, one count of intimidation, one count of domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, two counts of domestic battery, and two counts of invasion of privacy.
A Statewide AMBER Alert was declared for the victim in this case on Aug. 18. Curry-Fishtorn and the teen were found in Arkansas and Curry-Fishtorn was taken into custody. He is currently being held at an Arkansas jail.
The victim and Curry-Fishtorn met in January 2019 at a Marine recruitment event. After about a week, the two began dating.
According to court documents, the victim said the relationship became very controlling a couple of months later and that Curry-Fishtorn would also become “abnormally angry.” He threatened to shoot the victim’s family if she didn’t follow his rules. Some of the rules included the victim not wearing shorts and not speaking with any other men, including co-workers. Curry-Fishtorn also told the victim if she ever cheated or left him, he would beat her to death.
On May 20, the victim’s mother established a protective order against Curry-Fishtorn on behalf of her daughter. On July 1, Curry-Fishtorn was charged with two counts of stalking, intimidation and invasion of privacy for violating the protective order. He posted bond on July 17.
On Aug. 16, the victim got off work and started to head home when her vehicle died. While walking to a friend’s house to get help, Curry-Fishtorn arrived in a vehicle, jumped out and grabbed the victim’s arm. He then picked up the girl, put her in his vehicle and began to drive. Curry-Fishtorn told the victim to “not try anything” because he was in possession of a gun.
While in the vehicle, Curry-Fishtorn told the victim that he wanted to keep her until she turned 18, believing the criminal charges would be dropped against him. He took the victim to a friend’s home in Arkansas. Curry-Fishtorn then paid his friend’s sister to dye the victim’s hair black so she couldn’t be recognized.
Curry-Fishtorn told the victim his plan was to eventually marry her. The victim told officers she was scared because she felt her entire family was in danger.
Numerous media outlets reported he is a U.S. Marine reservist.