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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Four charged in Williston-area kidnapping case; 2 from ND

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  • WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Four men arrested during a drug bust in Williston also are accused of kidnapping another man. The Williston Herald reports that a total of 10 people living mostly in campers were arrested during the Aug. 23 bust. Four of them now are charged with kidnapping Robert Osterhour, putting him in the trunk of a vehicle and taking him to a rural site in northeastern Montana on Aug. 13. An area resident alerted authorities. Police say the ordeal landed Osterhour in a hospital for treatment of severe injuries. Nicholas Woodford, James Odeneal, Jeffrey Butler and Tyler White are being held on bonds ranging from $50,000 to $200,000. None has an attorney listed in court documents. Odeneal and White are from North Dakota, Woodford from California and Butler from Texas.
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