Teens face time in adult prison in Grand Island kidnapping case

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) Two Grand Island teenagers could be in for long prison terms on felony convictions related to a June kidnapping case.

The pair were connected to a June 4th incident in which Tanner Fenton of Grand Island was found bound and gagged near Husker Highway and North road.

Police said Fenton, 27, had also been visibly assaulted.

Fenton told police that multiple people entered his residence, one at gunpoint and damaged his home. They assaulted him with a flashlight as well. He was then restrained and driven to Husker Hwy where he was left.

Police say Fenton suffered a broken nose and orbital socket.

Fenton's phone and vehicle were also stolen and police later found Fenton's car in L.E. Ray lake where someone had driven it into the water.

Alicen Cote, 17, pleaded no contest to felony kidnapping and robbery.

Fernando Lopez, 16, pleaded no contest to felony assault and aiding and abetting a kidnapping.

The possible prison sentences could be as much as 100 years each.

A third suspect, Olivia Perez, 21, faces felony kidnapping, burglary, robbery and assault charges in connection with the incident. She is scheduled to go on trial in January.

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