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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Saint Paul Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Kidnapping

MINNEAPOLIS – A Saint Paul man was sentenced to 14 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for kidnapping a victim at gunpoint and bringing her across state lines, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on February 10, 2022, Derrick Johnathan Fasig, 28, kicked in the window of the residence where the victim was living, kidnapped her at gunpoint, and forced her into his vehicle. Fasig drove the victim to Wisconsin, repeatedly threatened her with a rifle and a hammer he kept on his lap, and, to avoid capture, forced the victim to throw her phone out the window. Fasig drove the victim to his father’s house and barricaded his bedroom door with the bed so she could not leave. The next day, after realizing law enforcement was surveilling his home, Fasig left with the victim in his vehicle. Law enforcement eventually stopped the vehicle after high-speed pursuit, and Fasig fled on foot but was later caught and arrested.

Fasig was sentenced today in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge David S. Doty. On July 5, 2022, Fasig pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI and Minneapolis Police Department, with assistance from the Burnsville Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Hudleston.

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Violent Crime
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Updated October 19, 2022