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Law enforcement seek fugitive wanted for kidnapping

Posted at 5:39 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 20:45:53-05

For the latest Warrant Wednesday, the Clark County District Attorney's Office is looking for a man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping-related charges.

"It's Mr. Ricardo Lopez-Diaz and I would consider him dangerous because of what he did," said District Attorney Steve Wolfson of the wanted 32-year-old.

Wolfson told 13 Action News that Lopez-Diaz was involved in the abduction of a 20-year-old woman.

"Then he took her back to his apartment where he kept her for a couple of days, didn't feed her, bound her hands, so it was pretty serious," Wolfson said.

According to court documents, Lopez-Diaz pleaded guilty to coercion, which is a lesser form of kidnapping but still a felony.

He could have potentially escaped jail time had he shown up for sentencing.

"The settlement called for him to receive probation as I recall from the guilty plea agreement. So that's the irony," Wolfson said. "If he would have appeared in court, there's a chance he would've gotten probation. Now that he has failed to appear, the deal's off and he's looking at a prison sentence."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.