Three Sac County men accused of first-degree kidnapping

BY DI STAFF | JULY 26, 2012 6:30 AM

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Three Sac County men have been accused of first-degree kidnapping.

According to a release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, after an investigation into the 2009 reported assault of a migrant worker in Wall Lake, 26-year-old Thomas Schroeder II, 26-year-old Steven Schroeder, and 42-year-old Bradley Jacobsen were charged Wednesday.

According to the release, on Aug. 3, 2009, the victim and the three men were at a Wall Lake bar and grill. The victim left the bar with a coworker and was later assaulted at his residence before allegedly being assaulted by a truck.

The victim was taken to an abandoned factory and allegedly assaulted again, and the men took the victim to one last bar where they assaulted the victim one last time.

According to the release, as a result of the assault the victim has suffered numerous injuries, including brain injuries.

The three men turned themselves into law enforcement officials Wednesday at 2 p.m., the release said.

The investigation was conducted through the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the FBI, and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, the release said.

First-degree kidnapping is a class-A felony.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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