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Eagle Bend man gets five months for kidnapping

After a violent fight with a woman, an Eagle Bend man faces 150 days in jail on a kidnapping charge.

Dean Melvin Raymond Shamp, 21, was sentenced Jan. 20 for kidnapping -- to facilitate felony or flight, and will face 150 days in jail, and had a suspended sentence of 27 months in prison stayed for 10 years. He also faces 10 years probation, and fees and restitution totalling $1,819.95.

According to court records, a female acquaintance of Shamp called police July 13, 2008 to report an assault near Staples. The victim said she and Shamp had been arguing, and she left on a bike. She said Shamp found her and swerved his Ford Mustang to stop her in the road. He then pulled her body through the driver's side door, she said, causing her head to strike the top of the car. She said she tried to leave but Shamp wouldn't let her. When she tried to scream for help, she said, he rolled up the window and held her mouth and choked her. When she was able to escape from the car, he grabbed her by the throat and slammed her body to the ground. At one point, she said, Shamp tried to shove her into the Crow Wing River.

Shamp was on probation in both Otter Tail County and Todd County for incidents in late 2007 and early 2008.

Charges of kidnapping -- to commit great bodily harm/terrorize and domestic assault by strangulation were dismissed at sentencing.