Kidnapping charges filed


Prosecutors have filed three felony charges against a Chandler resident following his arrest by Chandler Police last month.

Nathaniel Dale Burns, 34, of 324 W. 5th in Chandler, has been charged in Lincoln County District Court with kidnapping, feloniously pointing a firearm and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Formal charges were filed against Burns on Jan. 21.

He originally appeared before Special Judge Emily Mueller on Dec. 23 and she set a bond of $200,000 with a condition of the bond for him to have no contact with the victim.

Burns reappeared before Judge Mueller on Friday, Jan. 22. She reduced his bond to $100,000 un

She reduced his bond to $100,000 under the same conditions she previously set and ordered he appear at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 for a pre-preliminary hearing.

Burns is accused of kidnapping a woman on Dec. 22 by forcibly confining her in their apartment at 1009 S. Rozell Lane in Chandler under the threat of being shot.

The crime is punishable up to 20 years in prison.

The feloniously pointing a firearm count states he pointed a Glock 19 pistol at the woman, threatening to shoot her at that apartment.

That charge is punishable of imprisonment from one to 10 years.

The charge of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony charges him with possessing the Glock 19 and threatening to use it while confining the same woman in their apartment.

That count is punishable of imprisonment of 2 to 10 years.