Bail denied in kidnap case

Bail was denied on Wednesday for the youngest of four men accused of kidnapping a Red Deer man and attempting to extort money from him and his girlfriend.

Bail was denied on Wednesday for the youngest of four men accused of kidnapping a Red Deer man and attempting to extort money from him and his girlfriend.

Logan Mitchell, 18, is charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement and two counts of extortion in connection with an incident reported to the Sylvan Lake RCMP on March 4.

Police allege that Mitchell and three co-accused, Thomas Larkin, 33, Scott Hebert, 32, and Gregory Roberts, 26, kidnapped a man in Red Deer on March 4 and held him until March 5, when he was able to escape.

Roberts was also to have had a bail hearing on Wednesday, but it was adjourned at the request of defence counsel Patty MacNaughton, who had not yet met with her client.

All four of the accused remain in custody and are to return to court on Friday to enter their pleas, including bail hearings for those who have not yet spoken to their release.

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