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Kidnapping Charges Dropped Against Two Men in Chelsea Case

Catherine Pegram

 

Two men accused of holding a man from Chelsea against his will had kidnapping charges against them dropped, after the victim couldn’t be found.

19-year-old Ricardo Perry of Pennsylvania and 20-year-old Eugene Charleston of New York pleaded guilty, instead, to criminal restraint.

Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney prosecutors couldn’t track down the victim, again.

Police got a call from the man in July saying two people were holding him against his will and might have weapons.

Police say witnesses reported seeing Ricardo and Charleston leaving a home in Chelsea with chairs covered in duct tape and rope.

Photos: Ricardo Perry, Eugene Charleston

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