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Man accused of taking a woman against her will has been arrested in Polson

John James Monday is now in jail
John James Monday
Korrine Marie Peterson and John James Monday
Missing-Endangered Person Advisory (MEPA) for Korrine Marie Peterson
Lake County Montana
Posted at 11:21 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 13:22:43-05

MISSOULA — John James Monday, suspected of taking a woman against her will from Spokane, Washington and traveling to Montana, is now in jail.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says that Monday, 34 years old, was arrested by Polson police officers on Wednesday, and is now behind bars in the Lake County Detention Center.

The Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday night that 20-year-old Korrine Peterson was found by Idaho State Police, and she is safe.

Monday is accused of taking Peterson against her will.

Sheriff Bell says deputies and the FBI are working on this case.

(FEBRUARY 3) The Montana Department of Justice has issued a Missing-Endangered Person Advisory (MEPA) for Korrine Marie Peterson.

The 20-year-old woman from Spokane, Washington, reported to Lake County authorities in Montana on Monday that she had been kidnapped by her boyfriend John James Monday, age 34.

The alert says that Peterson called Lake County 911 to report that Monday had taken her against her will and was abusing her.

Authorities pinged Peterson's cell phone to the Polson area, but the phone was powered off preventing any further information. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said on Monday that at the time of the call, it was believed they were in a remote area of western Lake County, possibly the Irvine Flats area.

Sheriff Bell says officers conducted extensive searches of county roads in these areas but were not able to locate them.

Peterson has brown hair and hazel eyes. She is 5’6” tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. Monday has with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5’7” tall and weighs 190 pounds.

They are in a gray 2012 Jeep Liberty.

Anyone with information about Korrine Peterson is asked to call 911 or the Lake County Sheriff's Office at 406-883-7301.