- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man has pleaded guilty to attempted kidnapping for an attack on a fellow Coeur d’Alene Press employee.

The Coeur d’Alene Press reports (https://bit.ly/1U5bYpc ) that 44-year-old Jason A. Edwards held the employee at knifepoint last November and led her to a nearby van, where she was able to take his knife and escape. She sliced Edwards’ hand before returning to the Coeur d’Alene Press building and locking herself in the newsroom.

Edwards faces up to 55 years in prison for attempted kidnapping, battery with intent to commit a felony and aggravated assault. Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh says he also faces an enhancement charge for using a knife in the assault.

McHugh says his office can recommend any sentence it sees fit at Edwards’ June 7 sentencing hearing.

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Information from: Coeur d’Alene Press, https://www.cdapress.com

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