A Dodge City man who allegedly abducted his ex-girlfriend last month is facing  a revised set of charges.


     A Dodge City man who allegedly abducted his ex-girlfriend last month is facing  a revised set of charges.
     Ausberto Baez-Rivera was originally charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. But Deputy Ford County Attorney David Belling recently filed an amended complaint reducing the most serious charge to kidnapping.
     The amended complaint retains the burglary and assault charges but adds a fourth count of aggravated assault and one count each of aggravated intimidation of a witness and felony theft, Belling said.
     He said he revised the complaint after reviewing evidence and police reports in the case.
Belling noted that Baez-Rivera is innocent until proven guilty.
     In a related development, Baez-Rivera requested a contested preliminary hearing during a brief session Thursday in Ford County District Court. The hearing date has not been set yet.
     Baez-Rivera is charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend the morning of Aug. 20 at 907 Avenue D. The two were in the alley off Avenue D when the woman saw some police cars, escaped from Baez-Rivera and ran to the police.
     Baez-Rivera fled to California, where he surrendered to authorities on Aug. 23.