Prosecution Begins in False Imprisonment Case

Tod Morton of Walnut Creek is charged with robbery and false imprisonment.

A Walnut Creek man is being charged with robbery and false imprisonment for an October incident in Lafayette.

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is preparing to prosecute Tod Morton of Walnut Creek on charges of false imprisonment and robbery in connection with an unusual visit to a Lafayette house on Oct. 14.

Morton, age 51, has a date in county Superior Court on Jan. 25.

Morton was arrested on Oct. 14, accused of hiring a man outside a home improvement store in Concord to come to a home on Lucas Court, Lafayette, to do some work. Morton was a caretaker at the Lafayette house, police reported. At the Lafayette residence, Morton impersonated a police officer and handcuffed the man, Lafayette police reported in October.


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