3 Sioux Falls men charged with kidnapping, beating man

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Three men are accused of brutally beating a man and holding him hostage in a Sioux Falls basement for two days, claiming he owed them money.

Court documents say the victim went to the home of one of the men to collect payment for repairing a door. The documents say the men grabbed the victim, beat him and burned his face and hair with a blow torch. An affidavit says he was ordered to take off his clothing and forced into the basement where he was kept for two days before he was let go. One of the men told him they planned to kill him because they thought he was a confidential informant.

The Argus Leader reports the three Sioux Falls men are charged with first-degree kidnapping and aggravated assault.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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