Grand Island woman gets 3-10 years in prison for kidnapping case

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island woman involved in a June 2018 kidnapping case is going to prison.

Olivia Perez, 22, was convicted of felony kidnapping and robbery in connection with the kidnapping of Tanner Fenton. The 27-year-old was found bound and gagged near Husker Highway and North Road in Grand Island back on June 4.

Court documents show that Perez pleaded guilty to 2nd degree felony kidnapping and robbery charges after those charges were lowed from first degree felonies. A burglary and assault charge were dropped.

A judge today sentenced Perez to three to ten years in prison on each of the two convictions, and ordered that the sentences be served at the same time.

Fenton told police that multiple people entered his residence, one at gunpoint and damaged his home. They assaulted him with a flashlight as well. He was then restrained and driven to Husker Hwy where he was left.

Police say Fenton suffered a broken nose and orbital socket.

Fenton's phone and vehicle were also stolen and police later found Fenton's car in L.E. Ray lake where someone had driven it into the water.

In addition to Perez, two teenagers were convicted in the case.

Alicen Cote was sentenced to a minimum of six years in prison for each conviction of kidnapping and robbery. The judge is allowing Cote to serve both sentences at the same time.

Fernando Lopez was convicted of felony assault and aiding and abetting a kidnapping. He was sentenced to 6-12 years in prison on each count. He will be allowed to serve the sentences at the same time.