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Guilty plea in Freeborn County kidnapping

Cody Hanson Cody Hanson

Second defendant to stand trial in June.

Posted: Apr. 10, 2018 1:25 PM

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – One of two men charged in a Freeborn County kidnapping is pleading guilty.

Cody Lee Hanson, 30 of Albert Lea, entered a guilty plea Tuesday to 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Authorities say Hanson and Kenneth Bruce Nelson, 40 of Faribault, abducted a man in mid-July 2017. The victim says he was sleeping inside his vehicle when Hanson and Nelson attacked him, tied him up, and drove him to Albert Lea.


Kenneth Nelson

Police say the victim was able to escape and call for help.

Hanson’s sentencing is scheduled for June 6.

Nelson is pleading not guilty to kidnapping, 1st degree aggravated robbery, and false imprisonment. His trial is set for June 12.

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