Nicholas Lenz is found guilty

Nicholas Lenz
Nicholas Lenz

OSAGE, Iowa – A North Iowa man has been found guilty of 1st degree kidnapping and willful injury.

A Mitchell County jury returned that verdict Friday evening against 23-year-old Nicholas Lenz.  Prosecutors said Lenz kept a woman captive on March 5 and 6 at her home in Mitchell, using zip ties and packing tape and beating her severely enough to require hospitalization.

Lenz will be sentenced on December 20.

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