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District of Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Jury Convicts Man Of Kidnapping Woman In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Texas man was convicted by a jury Tuesday of kidnapping and driving a woman against her will from Nevada to New Mexico, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre for the District of Nevada.

 

Jack William Morgan, 32, of Texas, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of kidnapping. United States District Judge Kent J. Dawson presided over the trial and scheduled sentencing for March 20, 2018. Morgan faces the statutory maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

 

According to the indictment, on Jan. 30, 2017, Morgan and a co-defendant conspired together to use force and violence to kidnap a woman in Las Vegas. They abducted the woman, chained her to the floor of a vehicle, and drove her from Nevada to New Mexico. Law enforcement rescued the victim and arrested Morgan and his co-defendant in New Mexico.

 

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Susan Cushman and Kathryn Newman are prosecuting the case.

 

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