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'Extremely high' North Liberty man arrested after reporting captive in his basement

NORTH LIBERTY — A man high on meth was arrested Saturday after he reported a captive in his basement, but police found only an illegally possessed gun.

Police said Kyle L. Wagner, 39, was “extremely high on meth” around 4 p.m. at his home on Swan Lake Road SW. Wagner was “very paranoid” that someone was being held captive in his basement, according to a police criminal complaint.

Police responded to the residence but did not find anyone held captive in Wagner’s basement bedroom. But they did find a shotgun and ammunition in a closet.

As a felon, Wagner is barred from possessing firearms.

He was arrested and faces one count of control of dominion/control of a firearm by a felon, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

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