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2 charged with home invasion, kidnapping; troopers say victim escaped when vehicle hit ditch


FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Two men have been charged with a robbing and kidnapping a North Pole resident last week.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ( reports 57-year-old Bill Kraus of Fairbanks and 40-year-old Isaac Horman are charged with kidnapping, robbery, burglary and felony assault.

Alaska State Troopers say Krauss was armed with a gun Wednesday when he and Horman forced their way into a home and demanded that two people inside hand over cellphones.

Troopers they drove off with one person, called the person's acquaintance and demanded money.

Troopers say their vehicle left the roadway and drove into a ditch and the kidnapped person was able to escape.

Kraus was arrested Friday and Horman on Saturday. Both remained jailed Monday.

Online court records did not indicate that they were represented by attorneys.

Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner,

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