Three men who allegedly kidnapped and attacked two southwest Iowa men have pled not guilty in a court appearance Monday. Twenty-one-year-old Craig Ellis of Logan, 34-year-old Scott Van Eaton of Fontanelle and 34-year-old Troy Cormeny of Bridgewater allegedly assaulted two men because one of the victims stole something that belonged to one of the three defendants. The three men are each charged with two counts of kidnapping in the first degree as well as assault. Van Eaton is also charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of carrying a weapon while committing a felony. Van Eaton and Ellis are in Cass County’s jail. Cormeny is in Adair County. All three are being held on one million dollar bonds.
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