Two admit to kidnapping in April incident

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand – Two people from Aberdeen have pleaded guilty to felony kidnapping with the charges related to an April incident.

Ryan Rencountre, 21, was sentenced to 15 years in prison with five years suspended and given credit for 38 days served. He was fined $107. Cassandra Reef, 26, was sentenced to 10 years in prison with two years suspended and fined $107.

Rencountre, Reef and two others were in an apartment with a man and demanded his property, according to court documents. Rencountre was armed with a black gun. Reef and one of the others had knives.

The man said he did not have money on him and was not allowed to leave the apartment, according to court paperwork.

The victim was later escorted to his mother’s apartment to retrieve money, but once he arrived he refused and called the police. However, Rencountre and Reef were not with at that time, according to court documents.