St. James man pleads not guilty to kidnapping charge 31 Aug 17

Nathan Ortiz appeared recently in Watonwan County District Court for kidnapping charges to which he pled not guilty. According to the criminal complaint, Ortiz and Vincent Falcon went to the residence of the victim to return a borrowed tool. Falcon assaulted the victim and Ortiz prevented the victim from leaving. The victim was able to leave the residence after Ortiz and Falcon were not paying attention. Both men were apprehended by police at McDonalds and booked into Watonwan County Jail.