Police say Ankeny Man Kidnapped Baby and Threatened to Kill Her

An Ankeny man is behind bars after police said he kidnapped a baby and threatened to kill her.

WHO-TV Channel 13 reports 22 year old Cato Gephart is charged with second-degree kidnapping, child endangerment, first-degree harassment and interference with official acts.

Officers were called to a home on the north side of town Monday night. A woman told police Gephart took her 18-month-old daughter and threatened to kill the child, dump her body in a corn field and kill himself.

Gephart eventually returned with the child and was taken into custody. A no-contact order is in place between Gephart and the victim and her mother. Gephart is due back in court next week.

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