Two of the three people accused of kidnapping another person for ransom money accepted plea deals Monday in Seneca County Court.
Jesse James Dillsworth, 34, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted kidnapping (class B felony). He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 30 by Judge Dennis Bender to seven years in prison followed by five years of parole.
Brian Gonyou Sr., 39, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted kidnapping (class C felony). He is scheduled to be sentenced the same day to 3½ years in prison and five years of parole.
Dillsworth, Gonyou and Gonyou’s girlfriend, Lisa Freer, were arrested in May by Seneca Falls police after a search warrant was executed at their home on Miller Street. That followed a week-long investigation into the kidnapping and extortion plot.