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Conviction upheld for man arrested in kidnapping

Conviction upheld for man arrested in kidnapping

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of a Kansas man arrested in 2011 after his female relative ran naked out of a Portage motel screaming for help.

July 16, 2014 7:40 pm
Kansas man sentenced to 40 years in kidnapping case

Kansas man sentenced to 40 years in kidnapping case

HAMMOND | A Kansas man barely seemed to notice as he was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in federal prison for kidnapping and obstruction of justice.

February 19, 2013 3:35 pm

Jonassen files second motion to have guilty verdict tossed

HAMMOND | A Kansas man, found guilty by a federal jury in July of kidnapping and obstruction of justice, filed another hand-written appeal Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hammond.

December 14, 2012 12:05 am
Man files appeal in kidnapping conviction

Man files appeal in kidnapping conviction

HAMMOND | A Kansas man, found guilty by a federal jury in July of kidnapping and obstruction of justice in a case involving his adult daughter, has filed a hand-written appeal accusing the judge of prejudicing the jury against him.

September 06, 2012 3:30 pm
Jonassen guilty of kidnapping daughter

Jonassen guilty of kidnapping daughter

HAMMOND | It took a federal jury less than an hour Thursday afternoon to convict Martin Jonassen of kidnapping and obstruction of justice in a case involving his adult daughter.

July 19, 2012 5:30 pm
Defendant representing self in kidnapping trial calls victim to testify

Defendant representing self in kidnapping trial calls victim to testify

HAMMOND | In a rare set of circumstances, the defendant in a kidnapping case asked his alleged victim questions under direct examination during his federal trial.

July 18, 2012 8:00 pm

Witness 'can't remember' kidnapping

HAMMOND | Kicking off a kidnapping trial Monday, a 21-year-old Missouri woman claimed to not remember sprinting naked into a Portage liquor store to escape her father.

July 16, 2012 8:51 pm

Attorney seeks mental evaluation for Kansas man accused of kidnapping

HAMMOND | An attorney asked a U.S. District Court judge Tuesday to order a mental competency evaluation for a Kansas man accused of kidnapping a 21-year-old family member and tying her up in a Portage motel, court records show.

June 19, 2012 9:15 pm

Judge denies Kansas man's request to toss kidnapping, bribery charges

HAMMOND | A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday denied a Kansas man's request to dismiss the criminal charges pending against him, federal court records show.

April 03, 2012 7:00 pm
Judge denies bond for Kansas man accused of kidnapping in Portage

Judge denies bond for Kansas man accused of kidnapping in Portage

HAMMOND | A federal judge on Tuesday refused a Kansas man release from custody while charges alleging he kidnapped a relative are pending, court records show.

December 20, 2011 1:30 pm Photos

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Accused kidnapper charged with additional count

Accused kidnapper charged with additional count

HAMMOND | A Kansas man accused of kidnapping a relative and tying her up in a Portage hotel has been charged in federal court with an additional count of attempting to influence the testimony of the alleged victim.

November 17, 2011 1:45 pm Photos

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Kidnapping suspect pleads not guilty 'under duress'

HAMMOND | A Kansas man charged with kidnapping a female relative and tying her up in a Portage hotel room refused counsel during a Wednesday hearing and entered a not guilty plea "under duress."

October 27, 2011 1:00 pm

Kansas man indicted on kidnapping charges

HAMMOND| A grand jury indicted a Kansas man Tuesday on kidnapping and obstruction of justice charges after he was accused of kidnapping a relative and tying her up in a Portage hotel.

October 19, 2011 7:10 pm
Kansas man charged with kidnapping daughter told to hire lawyer

Kansas man charged with kidnapping daughter told to hire lawyer

HAMMOND | A Kansas man charged with kidnapping his daughter and tying her up in a Portage hotel asked a judge Wednesday for phone privileges so he could hire an attorney.

September 28, 2011 7:30 pm Photos

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