- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Lockwood man charged with breaking into a house and trying to kidnap a 13-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to burglary and attempted kidnapping in an agreement that recommends he be sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1IDWEXK ) 37-year-old Lester Harley McFerran entered his pleas Monday. District Judge Gregory Todd has not scheduled a sentencing date.

Prosecutors said the girl woke up early on March 26, 2014, to find a man sitting on her bed with handcuffs. She yelled and kicked until he ran off. Court records say she grabbed a pocketknife from under her pillow, ran to the kitchen and yelled at the man to leave while calling 911.

A sketch based on the girl’s description of the man led to McFerran’s arrest.

He remains jailed with his bail set at $400,000.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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