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Police: Revenge and money were motives for abduction

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)- Three men will appear in court Wednesday on charges they broke into a Grandville home and abducted a woman. 

Police say the men were after money and revenge.  Police arrested the men Monday based on a Silent Observer tip.

Grandville detectives say they admitted to breaking into a couple's home early in the morning on August 9, held them at knife-point, tying up the woman and driving off with her in an SUV.

They left her duct-taped to a telephone pole in a cornfield near Moline in Allegan County.  She managed to get out of the restraints, walked to a nearby semi and asked the truck driver for help.

Police say the victim's former son-in-law arranged the break-in and kidnapping with money and vengeance as his motives.

"Ransom is the number one motive," says Deputy Chief Dan Steere of the Grandville Police Department.  "Number two is, our unrstanding is the ex-son-in-law...there were custody issues with his ex-wife.  The victims -- the parents of the ex-wife -- assisted her in the child custody dispute.  The ex-son-in-law was angry over that, so it was a little bit of revenge."

Police are not releasing the names of the suspect until they appear in Grandville District Court, which will likely happen Wednesday morning.