Kidnapping Suspect Released on Day of Arrival at Nevada Penitentiary | nation

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who was at the center of an intensive police search in Oregon after a violent kidnapping last week was released from custody by Nevada prison officials in October 2021, the same day he was released into the Was taken into state custody to serve a kidnapping conviction, authorities said on Monday.

Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, has served decades in Nevada jail after being charged with five felonies in 2019, including assault and assault. But a deal with Clark County prosecutors allowed him to plead guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges instead, and a judge sentenced him to between one and two and a half years in a state prison in September 2021.

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