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GREEN RIVER - The alleged kidnapper wasn't too hard to identify - especially since he left his ATM card at the crime scene.

Local authorities said an alleged break-in July 9 resulted in burglary, kidnapping and battery charges being filed against Martin Joseph Adams, 20, of Rock Springs.

According to court documents, Sweetwater County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a residence in north Rock Springs around 3 a.m. on July 9, where Bradley Chrisman reported he was asleep in bed with girlfriend Emily Trujillo when he was allegedly attacked by Adams.

Authorities said Adams used a plastic ATM card to "shimmy" the door of the home to gain entry and then left the card behind.

Chrisman told deputies he and Adams fought, then Adams picked up a screaming Trujillo, threw her over his shoulder and fled the scene.

Sweetwater County Undersheriff Craig Jackson said in a release that investigators found bloodstains and other evidence, including the ATM card, at the scene.

Jackson said deputies then tracked Adams to his residence in Skyline Village in Rock Springs, where he was arrested.

He said deputies also found Trujillo at the residence. The victim had suffered severe bruising, but appeared to be otherwise unharmed.

Officials said that on June 30, Adams was arrested by the Rock Springs Police Department and charged with domestic battery against Trujillo and two other women, Lydia Cressall and Amy Schnakenburg, both of Rock Springs.

In that incident, Adams allegedly followed the three women to Cressall's home, where he broke into the house on four separate occasions.

Jackson said Adams allegedly punched Cressall twice in the face, punched Schnakenburg at least two times, and choked, slapped, grabbed and threw down Trujillo.

Adams was charged on that occasion with trespassing and driving while his license was canceled, suspended or revoked. Adams was free on a $5,000 bond at the time of his second arrest July 9.

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Jackson said Adams made his initial appearance before Circuit Court Judge Dan Forgey in Rock Springs on Friday. The judge set Adams' bond at $75,000 cash or surety.

Kidnapping is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not less than 20 years to life.

The aggravated burglary, also a felony, carries a maximum penalty of no less than five years nor more than 25 years.

Each misdemeanor count of battery is punishable by imprisonment for not more than six months, a fine of up to $750, or both.

Contact southwest Wyoming bureau reporter Jeff Gearino at 307-875-5359 or gearino@tribcsp.com

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