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Baby snatching attempt leads to jail

FARGO - A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 30 days in jail this morning after pleading guilty to an amended charge stemming from a June 2008 attempted baby snatching in south Fargo.

Tyler Ray Nord was originally charged with felony attempted felonious restraint, but the charge was amended to misdemeanor unlawful restraint in exchange for the guilty plea.

Nord, of Duluth, Minn., tried to walk off with Amanda Steckler's then 7-week-old infant after she put the carrier on the ground in her driveway to reach for her 2-year-old daughter, who was still in the car.

The two struggled over the carrier during the incident, Cass County District Court documents state.

"He was basically pulling me along with him because I wouldn't let go of it, and then I hollered for help," Steckler told The Forum in June. "All I could think of was not to let go."

Nord's friend then ran over to the garage after hearing the commotion.

"What in the hell are you doing?" Steven Kressin asked. Nord then let go of the carrier.

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