Law enforcement authorities in Fargo were recently contacted by a woman who told them her 19-year-old daughter sent her a message asking for help. The teenager had gone to talk to a former boyfriend at his request, and he allegedly refused to let her leave. The man has since been arrested on kidnapping charges.
According to reports, from the victim’s mother around 11:44 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24. They went to the address given to them and could not locate the victim. They found her the next day after she sent another text asking for help.
Authorities located her and a 24-year-old male in a black vehicle parked on a gravel road in Moorhead. The female told officers she tried to leave the man’s vehicle on multiple occasions but that he repeatedly forced her back in. Outside of him grabbing her a few times and her hitting her hand on the car door, she was not physically harmed.
The accused is said to have resisted arrested but was eventually taken into custody. He was charged with kidnapping, which is a rare charge in the area. Bond was set in his case at $50,000.
Help is available to the accused
Kidnapping is a serious offense. According to North Dakota laws, this individual could spend up to 40 years behind bars — if convicted. Fighting the charges in this case will not prove an easy feat; however, with the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney, this individual can take the steps necessary to so he may achieve the best outcome possible.