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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Rock Springs resident Ahna Velasquez, 19, who pleaded not guilty in September to two felonies, changed her plea to guilty for a felony count of kidnapping and misdemeanor count of battery on Dec. 5.

Velasquez entered into a plea agreement with the state of Wyoming, which dismissed the first felony count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

As part of the plea agreement, the prosecution asked that she serve seven to 10 years for the kidnapping count and six months for the battery count.

On Aug. 18, Rock Springs police responded to a call of someone screaming for help in the vicinity of the Evangelical Free Church. Upon arrival, they were approached by a woman with wounds consistent with a struggle who claimed to have been kidnapped, according to the case affidavit.

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Velasquez told the court on Dec. 5 that she met with the woman that night, and the two fought exchanging blows and rolling on the ground.

Her husband, Jeffrey Olson, 27, of Rock Springs, allegedly put the victim in a chokehold, rendering the woman unconscious. The two then put the victim in their car and drove out of town.

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