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Cedar Falls public safety officers have arrested two local residents on charges connected to a violent kidnapping.

Authorities took 46-year-old Donovan Danielson and 32-year-old Nicole Sage into custody Sunday on charges of first-degree kidnapping. Danielson and Sage are accused of holding a man against his will inside their Cedar Falls home.

Public safety officials were dispatched to a Cedar Falls motel Sunday morning after the victim walked into the business and reported that he had been assaulted. The victim told officials that he met with an acquaintance at 310 Iowa Street, and while there, he was held by force against his will.

According to authorities, the victim was gagged and tied to a chair for a lengthy period of time. The man was burned and struck with blunt objects by two people armed with a shotgun.

The victim was treated for multiple injuries at an area hospital.

Officials said they obtained a search warrant for the Iowa Street home and discovered evidence associated with the reported kidnapping.

First-degree kidnapping is a Class A felony. If convicted of the crime, Danielson and Sage will spend the rest of their lives in prison.

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