- Associated Press - Sunday, February 9, 2014

MADISON, Neb. (AP) - A northeast Nebraska man has admitted kidnapping his ex-wife as part of a deal with prosecutors to avoid a possible life sentence.

The Norfolk Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1o7NXN5 ) Kevin Heldt could face up to 50 years in prison when he’s sentenced on April 21.

The 50-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to attempted kidnapping in exchange for prosecutors dropping several other charges.

Madison County Attorney Joe Smith says Heldt took his ex-wife from her home in May 2013 and took her to an abandoned farm.

During the incident, Smith says Heldt hit his ex-wife and terrorized her while demanding money. The woman later escaped when Heldt was distracted.

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Information from: Norfolk Daily News, https://www.norfolkdailynews.com

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