$1 million bail for Knox County abduc...

$1 million bail for Knox County abduction suspect | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 45 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 17, 2010, titled $1 million bail for Knox County abduction suspect | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Sitting in a hunter-green padded vest designed to prevent him from hurting himself, Matthew J. Hoffman stared into the camera, occasionally glancing over his attorney's shoulder as the lawyer took notes.

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Since: Jun 09

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 17, 2010
The procedures used by the Knox County Sheriffs Department seems strange. First they make two trips to the house of the missing people and are to afraid to go in. The a Dairy Queen manager has the bravery to go in the house and finds the blood and calls the Sheriff back.

Now they have rescued one missing girl but have no clue on the whereabouts of the other three people. Are they alive, dead or are they just holding the information until they find the bodies. The Knox County Sheriffs Department seems to be in over their head on this one.

Looks like the only items the Knox County Sheriff can locate are doughnut shops.
brian dill

Dover, MA

#2 Nov 17, 2010
this is the same county where the prosecutors 20 year old son and his 19 year old buddy were getting b-jobs from a 14 year old and managed to each get a slap on the wrist. I think it is safe to say that the old boy network is more important to obtaining and retaining your government job in Knox County, than any competence in the performance of that job.
Worthless

Hilliard, OH

#3 Nov 17, 2010
The FBI has been there since last week so I'm sure they are running things but things like that don't usually happen in small towns so the cops are probably a little over their head. I'm sure the rescued girl gave them plenty of information but who knows how sick that guy is and what he might have done. Considering the dogs that used didn't find anything gives a little hope they are alive somewhere.

Since: Feb 10

SE Ohio

#4 Nov 17, 2010
The ex-girlfriend wanted a report filed, but no charges? What the hell? That was domestic violence at least, and possibly felonious assault! I hope she can live with herself. If she had filed charges back then, who knows what would have happened...or not happened.
Charles

Columbus, OH

#5 Nov 17, 2010
They are now asking for anyone who might have seen the vehicles.First I have heard of a silver Toyota and a Jeep.I remember passing a silver Jeep a week ago?yea right.Seems they are a little over their head on this.Odd they havent said anything about searching Apple Valley Lake a few hundred yards from the crime scene.
unsure

Cleveland, OH

#6 Nov 17, 2010
I have a question, I remember reading somethings on this but can't remember where. Did one of his neighbors say he had a fire in his yard Wed or Thurs night? Also, I read the 13 year old stated she had not seen the others since he took her...does anyone else remember reading any of this? Notice they haven't mentioned anything more about any fires in his hard so maybe it was something else I read.
Bill Hunter

Sandpoint, ID

#7 Nov 17, 2010
A bit off the subject; but after reviewing the video, I cannot help but think there has to be a better barber somewhere in Knox County!!!!
RDiggidy

Nitro, WV

#8 Nov 17, 2010
The dogs will search the grounds but I think this nut has probably hid the bodies high in the trees since he has the experience and the equiptment to do it. Instead of looking on the ground while searching, you might look up into the trees. He is doing things just like a true PREDITOR would do.
Tiff

Columbus, OH

#9 Nov 17, 2010
He probably had the girls eyes covered in a room and was working with someone else. That is probably why the police are still looking all over the place because the girl most likely has no idea what happened to them. The other person probably took the other 3. i seriously dont think he worked alone. if he did this was planned for awhile
Tiff

Columbus, OH

#10 Nov 17, 2010
RDiggidy wrote:
The dogs will search the grounds but I think this nut has probably hid the bodies high in the trees since he has the experience and the equiptment to do it. Instead of looking on the ground while searching, you might look up into the trees. He is doing things just like a true PREDITOR would do.
wow yeah he might have done that.
Tiff

Columbus, OH

#11 Nov 17, 2010
is it just me or has some comments here been deleted? it looks like it .
maybe some of these people commenting know info leaked.
Say what

Blacklick, OH

#12 Nov 17, 2010
RDiggidy wrote:
The dogs will search the grounds but I think this nut has probably hid the bodies high in the trees since he has the experience and the equiptment to do it. Instead of looking on the ground while searching, you might look up into the trees. He is doing things just like a true PREDITOR would do.
What kind of equipment?
a dispatch reader

Columbus, OH

#13 Nov 17, 2010
Tiff wrote:
He probably had the girls eyes covered in a room and was working with someone else. That is probably why the police are still looking all over the place because the girl most likely has no idea what happened to them. The other person probably took the other 3. i seriously dont think he worked alone. if he did this was planned for awhile
Totally agree. Even if he had a gun I doubt he would have been able to control all four by himself. He is not talking in order to protect his accomplice.
zerocool

Grove City, OH

#14 Nov 17, 2010
I'm not trying to be mean to the 13 year old who was found alive.

But has anyone asked her what happen?

Did she see anything?

What does she know??

I have seen nothing on what the 13 year old knows.

Someone needs to start asking her some questions.

I know it will be hard. But it's better now then in a month or two when she starts to feel a little better ...Then they throw this is her face and upset her again. Just get it over with.
zerocool

Grove City, OH

#15 Nov 17, 2010
Tiff wrote:
is it just me or has some comments here been deleted? it looks like it .
maybe some of these people commenting know info leaked.
Dispatch, 10tv. They all do it. If they don't like what you said.......

Even if you didn't say any cuss words or raciest comments.

They remove comment they don't like. Period..

That's why I don't watch the news stations at all. What's the point in watching negative points of view. The point of view the anchor wants you to see! How he feels about it! And who should you be mad at!

If a story is a child saveing a childs life. Or the story of a child killing a child?

What story do you think will be the top story at 12pm or 5pm?

You know like I do. Shootings and everything negative.

They are all liers!!

6 on your side?? I have called each channel..... I've called for help before. Unless you found a body or seen a shooting. Or maybe you have video of a police officer beating up a homeless man. They don't care.

I will never help them if I ever do see a shooting or find a body. They will get to see one mad Ohioian. They will get a story from it...... "A Witness kicked our camera mans, and news anchors butts today when we attempted to ask him some questions on what he had seen."

Yea you will get your story. More then you expect... a black eye with it.
zerocool

Grove City, OH

#16 Nov 17, 2010
Watch all 3 of my posts vanish when they see them.
Sopwith

Columbus, OH

#17 Nov 17, 2010
zerocool wrote:
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Dispatch, 10tv. They all do it. If they don't like what you said.......
Even if you didn't say any cuss words or raciest comments.
They remove comment they don't like. Period..
That's why I don't watch the news stations at all. What's the point in watching negative points of view. The point of view the anchor wants you to see! How he feels about it! And who should you be mad at!
If a story is a child saveing a childs life. Or the story of a child killing a child?
What story do you think will be the top story at 12pm or 5pm?
You know like I do. Shootings and everything negative.
They are all liers!!
6 on your side?? I have called each channel..... I've called for help before. Unless you found a body or seen a shooting. Or maybe you have video of a police officer beating up a homeless man. They don't care.
I will never help them if I ever do see a shooting or find a body. They will get to see one mad Ohioian. They will get a story from it...... "A Witness kicked our camera mans, and news anchors butts today when we attempted to ask him some questions on what he had seen."
Yea you will get your story. More then you expect... a black eye with it.
WOW! Alrighty then...
Brutus Buckeye

Columbus, OH

#18 Nov 17, 2010
zerocool wrote:
Watch all 3 of my posts vanish when they see them.
We can only hope.
Sopwith

Columbus, OH

#21 Nov 17, 2010
zerocool wrote:
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So does your wife... She's wet.
Don't start nothing. Won't be nothing
Seriously!?!?
RDiggidy

Nitro, WV

#22 Nov 17, 2010
Hey "say what" read the article and you will understand my previous comment about the EQUIPTMENT. It's just a thought and it might help with the investigation. If they find these bodies in the trees, like I said, I will not be surprized.

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