A Kansas couple is asking a judge to dismiss a breach of contract lawsuit filed by a suburban Denver man who held them hostage while fleeing from authorities.


A Kansas couple is asking a judge to dismiss a breach of contract lawsuit filed by a suburban Denver man who held them hostage while fleeing from authorities.

Jesse Dimmick is serving an 11 year sentence after bursting into Jared and Lindsay Rowley's Topeka-area home in September 2009. He was wanted for questioning in a Colorado man's beating death and a chase had begun in in Geary County.

The couple escaped after Dimmick fell asleep.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/skb0Rl ) reported that Dimmick filed a breach of contract suit in Shawnee County District Court in response to a suit the couple filed in September.

Dimmick contends that he and the couple reached a legally binding, oral contract that they would hide him for an unspecified amount of money. Dimmick wants $235,000.