Western IA kidnapping suspect was recently released from jail


January 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

EARLY, Iowa (AP) – A man arrested in western Iowa on charges of assault and kidnapping had been released from prison just two days earlier.  Sac County Sheriff Ken McClure said his office received a call about 8 a.m. Thursday after someone encountered a 21-year-old Storm Lake woman who claimed she had been kidnapped. After talking with the woman, officers searched the area and found 21-year-old Kirk Riley Levin hiding in a barn.

Levin is in the Sac County Jail on charges of assault and kidnapping.  While investigating the kidnapping, officers found a woman’s body at the rural Early farmhouse where Levin lived and are investigating how she died. McClure says her death is suspicious.  The Iowa Department of Corrections says Levin was released from prison on Tuesday after serving a sentence or burglary.