Miami Co. man to prison for kidnapping, rape

A Peru man will spend 25 years in prison for his part in a kidnapping and rape.


Prosecutors said in August 2018 Dustin Day and Michael Pugh went up to a woman when she was outside her Lafayette apartment, and forced her at knifepoint to drive to a Walmart.


Pugh left, but the woman said Day pulled out a gun and made her drive to multiple locations. She was forced to drive to a rural Cass County road where Day raped her.


The woman said she was held against her will for 17 hours.


WLFI said that Day was arrested two months later in North Carolina.


Day was sentenced yesterday, Pugh is currently in the Tippecanoe County Jail accused of kidnapping, criminal confinement and intimidation.

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