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Four Charged in Kidnapping, Battery that Ended Near Russell

Crime PhotoFour Kansas City, Missouri people are accused of abducting two people from the Kansas City area, battery and leaving one of them in a field near Russell.

Federal prosecutors charged 30-year-old Jeremy Dobson, 25-year-old Joshua Dobson, 25-year-old Courtney Devero and 21-year-old Justin Watson with one count each of kidnapping and using a firearm during a violent crime.

Court documents allege a man and woman were tied to a pole in a Kansas City home's basement on March 10, held at gunpoint and beaten by the kidnappers.

Authorities say the woman later was left at a hospital and the male victim was driven by some of the suspects across Kansas and eventually was left tied up in a field near Russell. That victim managed to break free from his bindings and summon police.

Online court records don't show if the defendants have attorneys.

(Information courtesy Associated Press.)

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