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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Bedford Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping

BOSTON – A Bedford man pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston in connection with a kidnapping that began in Concord, Mass., and ended in Connecticut.

Julian Field, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping before U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock who scheduled sentencing for March 3, 2020. In February 2019, Field was charged and arrested in Key West, Fla.

On the evening of Feb. 3, 2019, Field broke into the home of a Concord resident and forced the victim to drive him to a train station in Connecticut, first stopping in Springfield, Mass., to attempt to procure illegal drugs. Field ultimately allowed the victim to leave and authorities subsequently tracked Field to Florida, where he was arrested. 

The charge of kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Concord Police Chief Joseph O’Connor; and Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno made the announcement today. FBI Miami and the Monroe County (FL) Sheriff’s Office provided valuable assistance with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Paruti with Lelling’s Criminal Division is prosecuting the case.

Violent Crime
Updated November 26, 2019