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Pingree man faces kidnapping and rape charges

A Pingree man is being held in the Bingham County Jail on a one million dollar bond after a kidnapping investigation Thursday. According to the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office, Jerad R. Contreras,27, kidnapped and assaulted a female victim. According to police reports, deputies were called to a home on South 1300 West at around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Contreras was located in Pingree. He was arrested and charged with 2 counts of kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, rape, and burglary. All are felonies. Contreras was also charged with a Civil Protection order violation, violation of a no-contact order and destruction of a telecommunication device. All of those charges are misdemeanors.

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