ST. CLOUD -- Three people are being held in the Stearns County Jail on kidnapping and assault charges for allegedly kidnapping a man and beating him with a bat.

50-year-old Nils Njus of Alexandria is being held on $300,000 bail. 22-year-old Harley Weilage of Sauk Centre is being held on $150,000 bail. And, the driver of the car, 39-year-old Jennifer Marsh of Brook Park is also being held on $150,000 bail.

Reports say the victim was in the back seat when a Sauk Centre police officer stopped the vehicle early Friday because it had a taillight out. He told police he'd been beaten with a baseball bat and kidnapped because the suspects thought he was a police informant. The victim also told police they were taking him to Claremont to kill him.

The victim said he'd gone to Weilage's apartment to buy marijuana and was forced to strip while Weilage and Njus looked for a recording device and beat him.

The complaint says the other female suspect Jennifer Marsh admitted using methamphetamine and told a story consistent with the victim's report.