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Man pleads not guilty to felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault

Published On: Apr 23 2013 04:13:17 PM MDT
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MISSOULA, Mont. -

A Missoula man pleaded not guilty to four charges Tuesday, after he allegedly attacked two women over a drug debt.

Joel Vincent McConnell appeared in Missoula County District Court. He pleaded not guilty to aggravated kidnapping, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault and tampering with evidence.

Prosecutors say McConnell threatened people with a knife and took another person hostage over money they owed for methamphetamine.