A suspect in an alleged kidnapping case appeared in court Wednesday on charges of second-degree assault and felonious restraint.19-year-old Cody McRoy was originally accused of physically assaulting a Sikeston, Mo., man who claims he was kidnapped and held against his will in July, by McRoy and three coconspirators. McRoy pled not guilty to charges on the 8th. Earlier this month, Judge Scott Horman dismissed most of the charges against the accused kidnappers. 27- year-old Andrew Robinett, 18-year-old Bryce Western and 20-year-old Ashley Ivie, all of Sikeston, also faced felony charges of assault; kidnapping and felonious restraint after Michael Fisher told investigators they kidnapped him from his home at gunpoint. The four suspects allegedly took him to Ivie's house and beat him for several hours before he convinced them to take him back home to get them some money. During a preliminary hearing, Fisher seemed to contradict himself on details of the kidnapping during testimony. Horman listened to testimony by two witnesses before dismissing all the charges against Ivie and all but the assault charges against Robinett and Western. McRoy is charged with felonious restraint and assault. Robinett and Western will be back in court on Sept. 12th. McRoy is scheduled for an arraignment on Sept.26th. McRoy posted bond in July.
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