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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of The Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Motel owner held on $1 mil. bond for kidnapping, assault


The co-owner of a Sidney motel is being held on a $1 million bond and faces charges that include kidnapping, domestic assault and drug and gun possession.

Sidney resident Jason Assad, 35, co-owns the El Palomino Motel at 2220 Illinois St., Sidney. The arrest stems from an alleged altercation at the property in the morning hours of Sept. 14.

Sidney Police responded to a report of an argument and a female screaming, “leave me along and get the hell out,” according to court documents. When police arrived, they tried to make contact with Assad, whose car was present and lived in an apartmen...

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