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Mason City man charged in Lake Mills kidnapping case

Mason City man charged in Lake Mills kidnapping case


LAKE MILLS | A Mason City man accused of dragging a woman out of a Lake Mills residence while armed with a knife and threatening to kill her has been charged with kidnapping and other crimes.

Kristofer Warren Voigt, 38, made his initial appearance in Winnebago County District Court Thursday on felony charges of second-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and assault while committing a felony, as well as misdemeanor first-degree harassment. 

Voigt entered a residence in the 200 block of Park Street without permission while armed with a knife around 4:45 a.m. on Nov. 7, according to Lake Mills Police Department charging documents. 

He allegedly threatened to slit the throat of a woman inside the residence, who told police afterward that "He kept telling me he was going to kill me," documents state. 

Police say Voigt took the woman to another residence in Lake Mills, and then to an apartment before taking her to Mason City. 

At about 5 p.m. on Nov. 7, the Mason City Police Department, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office and North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force went to a residence owned by Voigt at 334 Ninth St. N.E. in Mason City.

The officers found the woman, who had been reported as missing, and transported her to Mercy Medical Center--North Iowa.  

Voigt was arrested later that night on two Cerro Gordo County warrants for violating pretrial release and violating parole. 

He was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail, where he remains on $25,000 cash-only bond. 

Voigt's preliminary hearing in Winnebago County is scheduled for Dec. 14. That hearing will not be held if trial information is filed before that date.  

Voigt is accused of stealing a jet ski in Clear Lake in August and using methamphetamine and other amphetamines while on probation, according to court documents.  

In January 2017, Voigt was sentenced to up to 12 years in prison for violating probation for a domestic abuse assault conviction, unauthorized use of a credit card and escaping from Beje Clark.   


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