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Indianapolis firefighter arrested for kidnapping, confinement

Nathanial Waldroup is facing several charges stemming from an incident at an east Indianapolis residence where a woman was reportedly battered.

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis firefighter is facing felony charges after his arrest this week at an IFD fire station.

The department tells 13News that 28-year-old Nathanial Waldroup was taken into custody for an off-duty incident. A police report shows Waldroup was arrested after officers responded to reports of a woman who was battered on the near east side Tuesday. 

According to court records, Waldroup held his girlfriend captive in his car for over three hours on Monday. The victim reportedly had bruising and cuts on her legs, hands, hip and lip and told police that at one point, Waldroup drove to a dead-end alley near a field and threatened to kill both of them. 

Waldroup is facing felony charges for criminal confinement, kidnapping and strangulation, along with misdemeanor charges of battery and domestic battery.

Jail records show he was released from the Marion County Jail Wednesday night. He made an initial court appearance on Friday.

IFD said he has been with the department for two years but is now on unpaid leave pending the investigation into his arrest.

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