NEW HAMPTON | A Chickasaw County man pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony kidnapping charge.

Landon Michael Riley, 35, Fredericksburg, will be tried Oct. 28 in Chickasaw County District Court in New Hampton on a charge of second-degree kidnapping, a Class B felony.

He was arrested following a domestic incident on the morning of Aug. 11 in the 100 block of Oak Street in Fredericksburg. 

Officers found Riley had been confining a known individual with a gun pointed to the victim's head, according to a criminal complaint filed in Chickasaw County District Court.

The complaint says Riley repeatedly threatened to kill the victim and himself due to a romantic relationship ending between the two. Additional statements and actions indicated Riley intended to sexually assault the victim, according to the complaint.

After a brief standoff with law enforcement, Riley was peacefully arrested. During the standoff, the criminal complaint indicates Riley had a gun pointed to his head and threatened to take his own life.

Riley was transported to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City for medical care. He was arrested on a warrant for second-degree kidnapping upon his release from the hospital.

Riley is being held without bond in the Chickasaw County Jail. A bond review hearing is set for Sept. 8.

-- Mary Pieper

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