Jareb Stewart Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping
A Natrona County man has admitted to taking a woman by knife point against her will.
Jareb Stewart has pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping (originally charged with aggravated kidnapping).
Investigators with the Evansville Police Department say in late April, a call came in regarding a disturbance on the 200 block of Lathrop Road, and they later learned about the kidnapping.
Through interviews, police say Stewart, the victim and a witness, were in the witness' vehicle, when Stewart pulled a knife and began making threats of violence towards the other two.
Stewart then forced the victim out of the vehicle, put her in a choke-hold, and drug her towards a trailer, while the witness escaped.
He then took her into the bedroom and zip tied her hands behind her back and sat her in a chair, and hit her in the head with his rings, opening a gash on the victim's head.
Police later found the two, and Stewart was taken into custody.
The victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries.
Investigators observed a gash in the victim's head and saw red marks on the victim's wrists, which appeared to be caused by hand restraints.
A motive for the kidnapping has either not been determined or revealed.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped charges of aggravated assault and battery by way of threatening with a drawn deadly weapon, and one count of domestic battery.
There is no agreed on prison sentence, which means Stewart could receive the maximum of 20 years.
He is being held on $100,000 bond and will be sentenced at a later date.
Stewart is also facing several other charges in unrelated cases.