MOUNT STERLING, Ky (LEX 18) A Montgomery County man arrested in Michigan for a violent crime once made the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted List.
It has been almost 30 years since Ronald Glyn Triplett was on that list. In the 1980s, he was serving time in Michigan for robbery and attempted murder. He escaped prison and kidnapped a man and woman in New Mexico, raping the woman.
Police caught him and put him in jail, but Triplett gave a false name to bond out and was once again on the run.
He became a Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive in 1987 until the feds ultimately caught up to him in Arizona.
He eventually moved to Mount Sterling where his neighbors say they didn’t know about his past.
Police in Mount Sterling are charging Triplett with kidnapping and rape.
Investigators say that a woman was walking late Saturday night when she was kidnapped at gunpoint and then sexually assaulted.
The woman gave investigators a license plate number, which they traced to Ronald Triplett.
Michigan police stepped in and arrested Triplett Thursday outside of Detroit.