Wal-Mart Kidnapper Sentencing 15 Oct 12

The Worthington woman accused of kidnapping an employee at the New Ulm Wal-Mart and claiming there was a bomb in the store is scheduled to be sentenced this week in Brown County Court. 38-year-old Elisheba Joy Swett pleaded guilty to kidnapping and terroristic threats as part of a plea deal and several other charges were dismissed, including attempted robbery, assault and theft. Swett had admitted to confronting the Wal-Mart cashier on June 14th and forcing her from the New Ulm store while claiming that she had planted a bomb in the building. The store was evacuated, but no bomb was found. Swett remains in custody in the Brown County Jail, and faces the possibility of spending up to 20 years in prison. Her sentencing will be held on Tuesday.