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Marilyn Schmitt was found dead in her home in Early, Iowa last night. On the very same day, her son was taken into custody and charged in a separate incident.
21-year old Kirk Levin is being held at the Sac County Jail. He is being charged with two-counts of assault and one-count of third-degree kidnapping.
Those charges all came about Thursday morning when a 21-year old woman told authorities that Levin tied her up and forced her into her own car.
It was during an investigation into that incident, that the Sac County Sheriff's Office found Levin's mother's body in her Early, Iowa farmhouse. Her death is being called suspicious but so far no one has been charged.
"We are not looking for any suspect; the death is, of suspicious nature. I think it's clear what's been said but at this time we are not looking, actively searching, for any additional suspects." said Sac County Attorney Ben Smith.
Levin has been charged in the attempted kidnapping of the 21-year old woman. Sac County's Sheriff, Ken McClure, said that the woman was acquainted with Levin.
He showed up at her home Thursday morning asking for a ride to his mom's house. He then told her that he was kidnapping her and tied her up with a rope.
He then put her in the car and he took off towards his mom's house before losing control and crashing into a ditch.
A local farmer pulled over by the car, but Levin then got out and fled on foot.
"When the car was in the ditch the farmer then pulled over at that point an unidentified male fled the scene on foot and left. A woman was in the backseat and she was bound with some rope."
Officers eventually found Levin hiding behind a barn near a river bed. He is currently being held on a 20-thousand dollar bond and his next bond hearing is this coming Tuesday.
Prior to this incident, Levin was released new year's day from the prison in Mount Pleasant after serving a little more than two-years for third-degree burglary.