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North Platte woman convicted in kidnapping, assault of man

(North Platte Police Department)

A North Platte woman has been convicted for her role in the kidnapping and assault of a 22-year-old man that lasted between April 11-13.

25-year-old Miranda Lewis was convicted in Lincoln County Court of second-degree assault and false imprisonment. Other charges including robbery, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, and terroristic threats were all dropped in a plea deal.

Lewis and 19-year-old Kaidyn Dieter were accused of assaulting and robbing their victim after an alleged argument. A police report said they then drove the victim to an ATM where they forced him to withdraw $300 and give it to them. The report said while holding the man captive, they made him give them his Xbox to sell online, and allegedly held the victim for several days, making him stay in a closet.

Police said the victim was able to escape when he found both Lewis and Dieter sleeping.

The sentencing for Lewis has been set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 20 in the Lincoln County District Court.

Dieter has yet to be arraigned, with his next court date set for 1:30 p.m. July 23.

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