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Man jailed for Letterman kidnap plot in court on new charge

April 5, 2019

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Alaska man who was once imprisoned for plotting to kidnap David Letterman’s son has pleaded not guilty to new accusations of threatening to kill a person.

Helena court records show Kelly Allen Frank appeared Friday and was released after entering his plea to the misdemeanor assault charge.

Police say Frank was arrested Wednesday after threatening another individual on March 23.

He was arrested in 2005 on charges of plotting to kidnap the former talk show host’s infant son and the boy’s nanny and extort $5 million while working as a painter at Letterman’s Montana home near Choteau.

Frank received a 10-year prison sentence in a plea agreement. He escaped prison for five days in 2007, was paroled in 2014 and arrested again in 2015 for violating the terms of his release.