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Two arrested for kidnapping in Lyon County Iowa

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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department has arrested two suspects for kidnapping in the third degree.

On July 22nd, Lyon County Deputies and Iowa Highway Patrol responded to a call from a man who claimed he had been kidnapped in western Lyon County.

The victim says he was taken from Lincoln County, SD on July 21st and taken to an abandoned grain bin in Lyon County. The victim escaped from the grain bin but was once again captured by the suspects and taken to a second grain bin somewhere in western Lyon County.

The victim escaped again and ran to another acreage where he was able to call 911.

Craig Allen Olson, 55, of Canton, SD, was arrested for kidnapping in the 3rd degree, a class C felony.

As the investigation continued, arrest warrants were issues for Oriana Ti Groppetti, 32, of Visalia, California. She was apprehended in California with the help of the Sioux Falls area fugitive task force. She is also charged with one count of kidnapping in the 3rd degree and one count of aiding and abetting in the 3rd degree.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department says the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending against others involved.

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