(REXBURG, ID) – A Wyoming man is in custody after allegedly kidnapping and raping a woman in Madison County.
Authorities served a search warrant for 36-year-old Lael Hemmert’s semi-truck Sunday night. Inside, they found a 32-year-old woman that had been held against her will for several hours. A subsequent investigation revealed that the woman had also been sexually assaulted. The victim, who is not from the area, reportedly agreed to meet Hemmert in Rexburg. She was taken to Madison Memorial Hospital for treatment. Hemmert remains jailed on a $500,000 bond.