A North Platte couple is facing charges after they allegedly held a man captive and assaulted him.
According to Investigator John Deal, North Platte police responded to the report of a disturbance in the 1100 block of South Tabor Street at around 11:51 a.m., on April 14.
Officers met with a 22-year-old male who stated that he had been held captive and assaulted by 19-year-old Kaidyn Dieter and 25-year-old Miranda Lewis.
The victim told officers that he had gone to Lewis’ apartment on the evening of April 11. He stated that Lewis and Dieter were at the residence and accused the victim of stealing from Lewis.
The victim alleged that both Dieter and Lewis punched him in the face and he was forced to get into his vehicle.
Deal says Dieter drove the victim’s vehicle around and, while there were in the car, the duo reportedly assaulted the victim with a glass bottle and a pool cue.
They then drove the victim to his house and demanded that he get a gaming console so they could sell it. The victim said they forced him to withdraw $300 cash before they returned to Lewis’ apartment.
Deal says the victim was held against his will at the apartment until April 13. During that time, Deal says the victim was forced to remove his clothing and his wrists were bound with duct tape. At one point, police say Lewis threatened to harm the victim with a kitchen knife and began to cut his hair off.
Dieter and Lewis then forced the victim to get in a closet, Deal says, where he stayed until he was able to escape when Dieter and Lewis fell asleep.
Officers made contact with Dieter and Lewis at the apartment and obtained a search warrant.
Deal says a search of the residence led to the discovery of the gaming console, which Dieter had listed for sale on social media, a pool cue, a knife, duct tape and other evidence. The victim also had bruising and swelling consistent with his account of the ordeal.
Dieter and Lewis were both placed under arrest and jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center on charges of terroristic threats, false imprisonment, use of a weapon to commit a felony, felony assault and robbery.