A former South Carolina police officer, David Dietz of Lexington, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for kidnapping and holding his ex-girlfriend and infant son hostage in Georgia...
- [SC] Needing prayer: Allim & Eva kidnapped & held hostage by ex-officer Dietz - ...a former police officer kidnapped his ex-wife and her infant son at gunpoint... Dietz fired shots and wore his old, black uniform, with "police" on both sleeves and on the back, during the abduction... Officials warned that he should be considered armed and dangerous...
- [SC] Ex-Officer Dietz surrenders to police. Ex-wife Eva & their son are released safely - ...David Dietz, charged in a two-state kidnapping and hostage case that ended quietly Monday in Georgia, has deep roots in law enforcement - and a documented history of aggression... A relative of the mother of Dietz's infant son reported he shot at eight relatives, then sped off with the woman and the child... Columbia police provided no information on the reasons for Dietz’s departure in October 2006... It wasn't the former police officer's first run-in with the law. South Carolina police reports showed authorities were called twice last year to [armed] domestic disturbances between Dietz and Arce-Perez...
EX-COP TO PLEAD INSANITY TO KIDNAPPING CHARGE
[Excerpt] An attorney for David Dietz says in court documents filed this week he intends to introduce evidence that his client was suffering from a mental disease or defect at the time of his alleged crimes... [Full article here]
EX-OFFICER CONVICTED OF KIDNAPPING SON, ESTRANGED WIFE
9/22/2009 11:30:46 PM
U.S. Attorney Walt Wilkins says 25-year-old David Dietz was found guilty Tuesday of several federal charges, including kidnapping and carjacking... Dietz dressed as a police officer and ambushed his estranged wife and infant son as they returned from church on January 3 in West Columbia... During the trial, prosecutors said that Dietz also abducted and sexually assaulted a teenage girl, and forced her to help in the abduction... [Full article here]
FORMER SC OFFICER SENTENCED TO 35 YEARS IN PRISON
Updated: December 18, 2009
[Excerpts] A former South Carolina police officer has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for kidnapping and holding his ex-girlfriend and infant son hostage in Georgia. U.S. Attorney Walt Wilkins announced Friday that 25-year-old David Dietz of Lexington was sentenced to 25 years for kidnapping and carjacking and 10 concurrent years on a gun charge... Dietz was a former policeman and probation officer employed by the Department of Social Services at the time. [Full article here]
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