PEKIN — A Florida man is accused of kidnapping and beating up his ex-girlfriend after he saw her boyfriend’s fishing poles in her car.

Kevin C. Shelton, 31, of 501 S. Bayshore Drive in Madeira Beach, Fla., was indicted this month by a Tazewell County grand jury on two counts of aggravated kidnapping, unlawful vehicular invasion and domestic battery.

Each kidnapping charge carries a mandatory sentence of six to 30 years in prison with no opportunity for probation.

Authorities say the kidnapping took place June 14. Shelton was arrested June 21 in Pinellas County in Florida and he’s jailed in Tazewell County on $250,000 bond. He pleaded not guilty Feb. 11. His next court appearance is March 7.

Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office officers said Jade Ziegenhorn agreed to meet Shelton at 709 Whippoorwill Drive in Washington before he took temporary custody of her son and daughter. Shelton is the boy’s father, according to police.

Ziegenhorn told police Shelton took her boyfriend’s fishing poles from her car and threw them on the curb before they left to go to Shelton’s grandmother’s home in Washington so Shelton could pick up the children.

Ziegenhorn said she took her son back to the Whippoorwill residence and decided she didn’t want Shelton to have the children. Ziegenhorn was driving alone on Robin Road in Washington when Shelton drove up behind her in his grandmother’s car.

Each car stopped. Ziegenhorn said Shelton got out, broke out the driver’s side window in her car, fought with her and forced her into the passenger seat before he drove to an apartment in Peoria.

After escaping from the apartment, Ziegenhorn said, she flagged down a motorist who took her to a Peoria hospital, where she was interviewed by police.

Ziegenhorn said she suffered numerous cuts and bruises, a bite mark on her left knee and facial injuries including a broken nose during her fight with Shelton.

Also indicted Feb. 4 were:

Shawn M. Alleman, 42, 301 N. Oklahoma Ave., Morton; two counts of forgery. Joshua J. Baggott, 39, 312 Arnold Ave., East Peoria; aggravated driving under the influence and fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer. Paul W. Blacet, 45, 310 Chicago St., East Peoria; aggravated driving under the influence, fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer and driving with a suspended license. Matthew J. Bohm, 20, 606 Peoria St., Apt. A, Washington; forgery. Todd S. Boldt, 45, 1900 S. Second Ave., Morton; theft. Melissa L. Byrd, 27, 116 S. Main St., Apt. A, Washington; possession of another’s debit card. Todd L. Corder, 49, 1423 S. 13th St.; aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery. Alicia M. Ethridge, 29, 2415 W. Antoinette St., Peoria; aggravated driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and failure to reduce speed. Daniel L. Freerking, 32, 3907 S. Lafayette Ave., Bartonville; aggravated driving under the influence and driving with a revoked or suspended license. Librado Garduno, 36, 1115 W. Bonny Doon Lane, Peoria; aggravated driving under the influence and driving with a revoked license. Areana D. Harris, 25, 1301 14th St., DeWitt, Iowa; possession of a counterfeit credit card. Heather M. Helfers, 35, 1416 S. 13th St.; retail theft. Brett A. Hodge, 45, homeless; aggravated driving under the influence and illegal transportation of alcohol. Angela N. Hunt, 38, 101 N. 13th St., Apt. C; two counts of aggravated battery. Taylor J. Johnson, 20, 2238 Sheridan Road; possession of a stolen or converted vehicle. Birkett F. Jordan, 31, 1416 Savile Lane, Washington; leaving the scene and failing to report a personal injury accident and driving under the influence. Joshua A. Lane, 33, 3012 W. Proctor St., Peoria; driving with a revoked or suspended license. Enrique Lopez, 33, 1461 Valle Vista Blvd., Apt. 26; aggravated driving under the influence and driving with a revoked license. Joshua A. Magnuson, 33, 600 Terrace Court, Washington; burglary. Christopher S. McNutt, 40, 1104 E. Republic St., Peoria; aggravated driving under the influence and driving with a revoked license. Paul E. Meacham, 66, 3908 N. Prospect Road, Peoria; driving with a revoked or suspended license. Dominique R.L. Nix, 28, 4934 W. Walton St., Chicago; possession of a counterfeit credit card. Timothy J. O’Brien, 51, 1511 N. Bigelow St., Peoria; driving with a revoked or suspended license. Roger L. Ouimet, 50, 509 Kerfoot St., East Peoria, driving with a revoked license. Chad W. Puckett, 31, 905 N. Douglas St., Peoria; unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor. Kyle L. Schoepke, 26, 202 Hickory Lane, LaSalle; two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. John P. Siegmann, 33, 215 N. Second St., Secor; possession of a stolen or converted vehicle. Megan R. Smith, 27, 503 Carol Ave., Morton; residential burglary. Mindy L. Weston, 45, 122 Old Mink Farm Road, Washington; aggravated driving under the influence. Tyler J. Whiteman, 23, 275 Derby St.; driving with a revoked or suspended license. Indicted Feb. 18 were:

Aaron B. Agee, 39, 1026 Mechanic St.; possession of contraband in a penal institution. Blade J. Ballew, 22, 359 Edmund St., East Peoria; burglary and retail theft more than $300. Susan E. Barrett, 48, 102 Ridge Lane, East Peoria; unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Angelica M. Borton, 21, 2337 Lakeshore Drive; theft. Timothy E. Bube, 54, 529 S. Avenue B, Canton; burglary. Ladonna K. Buckles, 39, 1123 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria; retail theft. Cody D. Cole, 26, 920 N. 12th St., Mattoon; aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a peace officer and driving with a suspended license. John R. Cornwell, 29, 804 Allen St., Apt. 4, South Pekin; aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery. Brendin K. Duchesne, 21, 2401 W. Howett St., Peoria; aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Amy S. Eagan, 47, 3005 N. Molleck Drive, Peoria; unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Jessica Easden, 26, homeless; unlawful failure to register as a sex offender. Franklyn L. Fouts, 31, 117 Trojan Ave., Avon; unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Michael J. Griffin, 52, 359 Edmund St., East Peoria; burglary and retail theft. Cedrik D. Hood, 21, 1019 S. Third St.; burglary and retail theft. Brandon M. Johnson, 21, 1019 S. Third St.; burglary and retail theft. Donald W. Kingery, 53, 1123 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria; retail theft. Mark A. Lawson, 40, 1014 S. Third St., Apt. B; burglary and retail theft. Rebecca A. Leslie, 28, 400 Sanford St., East Peoria; two counts of burglary, two counts of retail theft and obstructing identification. Cindy K. Litz, 58, 617 Sangamon Road, Marquette Heights; aggravated driving under the influence. John M. McLemore, 31, 213 Jane St.; failure of a sexual predator to report within 90 days and failure of a sexual predator to register a new address. Daniel W. McRoberts, 34, 110 Weber Lane, Delavan; escape, two counts of aggravated battery and domestic battery. Daniel E. Pullen, 27, 601 SW Adams St., Peoria; retail theft and obstructing identification. Keith A. Singleton, 49, 1924 W. Proctor St., Peoria; three counts of burglary and retail theft.