Norfolk Man Admits to Kidnapping his Ex-Wife
MADISON - A Norfolk man has admitted kidnapping his ex-wife as part of a deal with prosecutors to avoid a possible life sentence. Kevin Heldt could face up to 50 years in prison when he's sentenced on April 21. The 50-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to attempted kidnapping in exchange for prosecutors dropping several other charges. Madison County Attorney Joe Smith says Heldt took his ex-wife from her home in May 2013 and took her to an abandoned farm. During the incident, Smith says Heldt hit his ex-wife and terrorized her while demanding money. The woman later escaped when Heldt was distracted.