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Middle Township PD
Tuesday August 10th, 2021 :: 08:22 a.m. EDT


Man Charged with Kidnapping, Other Charges, After Incident at Tractor Supply in Rio Grande

On August 8th, 2021 at approximately 12:15 PM, the Middle Township Police Department responded to Tractor Supply in the Rio Grande section of the township for a report of a male subject holding a female subject hostage.  Upon officers’ arrival contact was made with Clifford Kellogg, age 34 of Erma, who was detained by retired Deputy Chief Kevin Tolan from NWPD.  As Kellogg was being placed under arrest, he began to resist but officers were able to take him into custody.  The investigation revealed the victim, age 25 of Dennis Township, who is a cashier at Tractor Supply and did not know Kellogg, was ringing customers up at the cash register when Kellogg entered the cashier vestibule and grabbed her around her neck with his arm.  Kellogg then drug her from the vestibule to the front of the store.  She was able to break free just before officers arrived.  Kellogg was charged with kidnapping, 2nd degree crime, aggravated assault, 2nd degree crime, resisting arrest, 3rd degree crime, and 2 counts of aggravated assault against law enforcement, 3rd degree crime.  Two officers received minor injuries while placing Kellogg under arrest.  Kellogg is to be lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility. 

Middle Township PD
31 Mechanic St
Cape May County, NJ 08210

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