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McPherson Man Found Guilty of Charges from 2021 Kidnapping

MCPHERSON – A McPherson County District Court Jury found a McPherson man guilty Thursday of aggravated kidnapping and other charges stemming from incidents in May 2021.

Rudy Lee Martinez was also found guilty of two counts of aggravated domestic battery… defined as impeding breathing… aggravated burglary, misdemeanor domestic battery, and intimidation of a victim.

Following the verdict, McPherson County District Judge John Klenda ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for September 7th.

Martinez, who was ordered held without bond pending sentencing and has been ordered to register as a violent offender, is also facing several other cases including a second aggravated domestic battery case, and a status hearing on those was set for July 1st.