Two arrested for allegedly kidnapping their mother

Michael Fisher

Two Galesburg residents are accused of taking their mother from an Iowa nursing home.

Galesburg Police say they were contacted last Thursday by police in Albia, Iowa — southeast of Des Moines — believing that a woman had been taken against her will from a nursing home by her two children, later identified as 54-year-old Michael Fisher and 63-year-old Frances Sisler.

A nationwide arrest warrant had been issued for the two — and after police say they conducted a city-wide canvas, they were led to the 24-hundred block of Grand Avenue — where the two were found.

Francis Sisler

Fisher — who allegedly had been known to be armed and claimed he’d be in a shootout with police if confronted — was arrested without incident after leaving the home to start his car.  Sisler and the the mother were also found inside the home. The mother was taken to the hospital after appearing to be in respiratory distress.

It’s not clear if Fisher and Sisler will be kept in custody here or extradited to Iowa. The two are scheduled to be in court a week from today.

Police praised the officers and dispatchers who worked on the case.

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