Bond set for Wild in kidnapping case
Bond was set Friday at $100,000 for a Wisconsin man charged in Clay County District Court with kidnapping and false imprisonment. Danny S. Wild, 39, is accused in a court complaint of taking two girls, ages 8 and 10, from Moorhead's municipal...
Bond was set Friday at $100,000 for a Wisconsin man charged in Clay County District Court with kidnapping and false imprisonment.
Danny S. Wild, 39, is accused in a court complaint of taking two girls, ages 8 and 10, from Moorhead's municipal swimming pool Wednesday and spending several hours with them in Fargo.
According to the complaint, Wild met one of the girls earlier at an inflatable water slide he operated near Romkey Park.
The complaint said the younger girl told police that Wild took her and her friend to a swimming pool in Fargo and to a restaurant where he bought them food. She said he then returned them to Moorhead.
The complaint said after talking to the younger girl police found Wild's van parked near the Moorhead pool with the older girl and Wild inside.
A search of the van turned up photo albums containing pictures of children on the water slide Wild operated, several cameras and a box of latex gloves, the complaint said.
According to the complaint, the older girl was visibly nervous when questioned by police and reluctant to talk to officers. The complaint said the girl told officers that she wanted to go home and that "nothing happened."
The younger girl told police that Wild's hand touched her upper thigh when he handed her a napkin and she said Wild held her friend by her buttocks while giving her a piggy-back ride.
Wild was arrested Wednesday.
During a court appearance Thursday, Wild applied for a public defender to represent him, but the request was denied.
Wild told Judge John Pearson that he was under obligations to set up his traveling "inflatable attraction" in various towns across Minnesota and Wisconsin this summer.
When Wild asked Pearson how he could expedite his release, Pearson told him he would have to pay $100,000 in cash bail or find a bond company that would put up the amount.
Wild's next scheduled court date is July 8.
He remained in the Clay County Jail Friday evening.
Readers can reach Moorhead Bureau Chief Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555