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Kidnapping suspect pleads guilty in North Dakota

Mitchell Lee Walck allegedly shot at state trooper, kidnapped Rathdrum woman

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. — An Idaho man accused of driving a kidnapped woman’s car to North Dakota and pulling a gun on a trucker has pleaded guilty to four felony charges.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that 57-year-old Mitchell Lee Walck pleaded guilty Tuesday to terrorizing, unlawful entry to a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and felon in possession of a firearm.

Authorities allege he shot at an Idaho state trooper on Nov. 30, kidnapped a woman from her Rathdrum home a day later, released her the next day in Glendive, Mont., then drove to Bismarck and threatened a trucker whose semitrailer sleeper cab he had entered. (See a timeline of these events.)

Walck is slated to be sentenced on Oct. 1. He faces up to five years in prison on each of the four charges.

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