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Bedford Woman Rejects Plea Agreement

Last updated on Friday, February 24, 2012

(BEDFORD) - 20-year-old Kayla Lane of Bedford rejected a plea agreement offered by Lawrence County Deputy Prosecutor Tim Sledd Thursday morning. Now Kayla will stand trial in August.

She is being represented by Bedford Attorney John Plummer III.

Kayla and her father 46-year-old Marty Lane were arrested in September 2011 after they allegedly held and beat up Marty's girlfriend. Both were charged with criminal confinement, Marty was also charged with battery resulting in bodily injury. Both were released from the Lawrence County Jail, after each posted $505 bond.

The Lanes, according to a probable cause affidavit, beat up and forced Marty Lane's girlfriend, Tanya Shidler, into a car. The three were at one of Shidler's friend's house.

Shider told police that Marty hit her in the face several times with his fist while his daughter, Kayla held her.

After putting Shidler into the car, Kayla drove, while Marty kept his arm around Shidler's throat. Shidler told police that Marty threatened to kill her.

Shidler told police she was able to escape the car twice, but each time Marty, had Kayla catch her. Kayla would then hold her while Marty attacking her, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Eventually, Shidler was able to escape by running across a field, through a wooded area and back to her friend's home.

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