Man found guilty of kidnapping for holding, beating woman

Mitchell County Courthouse 2

Osage, Iowa (AP) – A man convicted of first-degree kidnapping in the beating and imprisonment of a woman caused a commotion by yelling obscenities at his victim and police after the verdict was read.

Deputies escorted 23-year-old Nicholas Lenz out of the Mitchell County courtroom Friday after he began yelling. He faces a mandatory term of life in prison for the kidnapping count when he’s sentenced on Dec. 20, as well as prison time for causing serious injury.

Prosecutors say Lenz had been involved with the woman, but attacked her when she told him to leave her home in March. Police say he held her prisoner for two days, taping her to a chair, punching and kicking her and threatening her with a gun.

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