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Man pleads guilty to abduction, assault

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By John Barnhart

A Moneta man faces at least six years in prison for abducting and assaulting a woman last year.

Robert Edward Bignall, 31, of Moneta pleaded guilty Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court to abduction and malicious wounding charges. The abduction charge carries a sentence of between one and 10 years and the malicious wounding charge carries five to 20 years.

According to Commonwealth's Attorney Randy Krantz, Bignall had an on-again, off-again relationship with the victim and had been staying in her home for a week prior to the incident that brought him to court.


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