Accused Kidnapper Ariel Castro Beat Wife, Threatened Neighbors, Police Records Say

Share
Copy

Castro got into a fight with Figueroa about testifying against her then boyfriend Fernando Colon. Colon was accused in 2004 of raping the two young daughters of Figueroa and Castro.

Castro threatened to beat Figueroa if she failed to testify, according to the police reports. Figueroa later dropped her complaint against Castro, records show.

Colon was later convicted of child abuse and served three years in jail.

Following the incident with Castro, Figueroa filed for a restraining order against him.

Other incidents included a complaint that Castro threatened to run over a man while dropping his children off at a bus stop in 1996.

Castro, who was a Cleveland bus driver until he was fired, was also investigated in 2004 for inadvertently leaving a student on his bus. A neighbor who accused Castro of stealing a chain-link fence told police that Castro threatened him. A second neighbor made a similar complaint to police in 1996, telling cops that Castro threatened, "I'm going to get you, bitch!" as he drove past.

It is unclear from police records what action if any was taken.

ABC News' Josh Haskell contributed to this report from Cleveland, Ohio.

Page
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: A home damaged by a landslide Friday, April 18, 2014 in Jackson, Wyo. is shown in this aerial image provided by Tributary Environmental.
Tributary Environmental/AP Photo
null
Danny Martindale/Getty Images
PHOTO: Woman who received lab-grown vagina says she now has normal life.
Metropolitan Autonomous University and Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine