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Man Behind Bars For Alleged Kidnapping

A Sioux Falls man is behind bars for allegedly forcing a woman into his car and driving off. 

At about 8:30 Friday night at the Walmart on south Louise, witnesses say a man forced a woman into the car and closed the door before driving off.

Twenty-five-year-old Channing Chrisopher Bartels was arrested for simple domestic assault, 2nd degree kidnapping, and false imprisonment 

"Somebody basically described him as body slamming her, he shoved her into the car and was able to get the door closed and drove away, they saw the woman yelling and screaming when this took place," with Sioux Falls police, Sam Clemens said.

The man and woman were eventually found in the southern part of the city. The 23-year-old woman didn't have any serious injuries.


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