A River Falls woman appeared in Pierce County Circuit Court Sept. 13, where she is facing charges related to allegedly soliciting the kidnapping and torture of an ex. Jennifer Rebecca Kohl, 44, …
A River Falls woman appeared in Pierce County Circuit Court Sept. 13, where she is facing charges related to allegedly soliciting the kidnapping and torture of an ex.
Jennifer Rebecca Kohl, 44, posted a $25,000 signature bond on felony solicitation of kidnapping/carry without consent and felony solicitation of substantial battery – intend bodily harm charges. If convicted, she faces up to six years in prison and/or fines up to $10,000 for each charge.
According to the complaint: A man called police at 12:34 p.m. May 3 to report he had been asked to kidnap another man, hold him for two to four weeks, torture him by breaking multiple limbs, then release him. The complainant provided a written statement and had recorded audio of the solicitation, which he provided to police.
On April 11, the man had gone to Dick’s Bar & Grill in Hudson around 11 p.m. A woman, later identified as Kohl, approached him and asked if he’d been in the military. They made small talk, but nothing transpired. At 10 p.m. April 25, the man ran into the woman again at Dick’s Bar & Grill. She again asked if he’d been in the military and if he could help her out with a problem. She provided information about a man she wanted kidnapped and tortured and promised payment. She gave him her phone number to go over details another time.
At 11:48 a.m. April 28, the man texted her to set up a meeting. They decided to meet that night at Emma’s Bar in River Falls. Around 10:23 p.m., they went out to Kohl’s car to avoid being overheard. Kohl said the bar had video of the intended target throwing a rock through her car’s back window. She told the com- plainant she wanted him “hurt bad, but not killed,” because he had caused her financial issues and broken her heart. She said she wanted him to feel pain like he has caused her. She claimed he’d been sending messages to her friends and family via social media with false information about her; she wanted him tortured for two weeks to a month.
She approached the complainant, she said, because her gut told her she could trust him. She could ask her family for help, since they’re affiliated with Hell’s Angels, she said, but she didn’t want to involve them. She gave the complainant information about the man, including where he was staying and how to get there.
When asked what kind of torture she envisioned, she said breaking his arms and legs was okay, and to tell him that he messed up. She told the complainant not to mention her, because she didn’t want to go back to prison. As for payment, she said she wouldn’t mind dating him, but if that wasn’t an option, she could have the money by the end of May.
The complainant ended the meeting and said he’d be in touch.
Kohl is scheduled to appear at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28 in Pierce County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing.