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South Roxana man arrested, accused of kidnapping attempt

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According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.
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According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.

A South Roxana man was arrested on Monday for breaking into the Central Park Place Apartments and attempting to kidnap a resident, police said.

Just before midnight on Sunday, police received reports of a man kicking in a door to an apartment in the complex, a news release from the South Roxana Police Department stated. When police arrived, they could not find the man, but they canvassed the area and began an investigation.

That investigation led them back to the apartment complex on Monday, where they arrested Scott A. Fox, 36, on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage to property over $500, the release stated.

Police said Fox was trying to enter the residence to kidnap the person living inside.

Fox remained in Madison County Jail on Wednesday with $125,000 bail.

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Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.

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