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Castaic man sentenced to 3 years in attempted child kidnapping

35-year-old pleads to 2 felonies for trying to snatch child from ex

Posted: February 3, 2014 5:56 p.m.
Updated: February 3, 2014 5:56 p.m.

SANTA CLARITA - A Castaic man who pleaded no contest to charges of attempted kidnapping and stalking in connection with a plot four months ago to kidnap his child has been sentenced to more than three years in state prison, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said.

David Bernard Maryniak, 36, entered a plea of no contest to one felony count of attempted kidnapping and one count of stalking, District Attorney’s spokesman Ricardo Santiago said Monday.

He was sentenced last week to three years and two months in state prison, Santiago said.

As of Monday, Maryniak was in custody at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles.

He was initially charged with two counts of attempted kidnapping, two counts of criminal threats, one count of stalking and one count of vandalism causing more than $400 in damage, all felonies, District Attorney’s spokeswoman Jean Guccione said in October.

Maryniak was arrested on the evening of Oct. 9 in Canyon Country following a brief manhunt. He allegedly attempted to kidnap his child from his estranged wife and family, Deputy Josh Dubin with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said in October.

That manhunt began Oct. 8 when deputies responded to the 19500 block of Delight Street in Canyon Country and a male suspect, identified as Maryniak, fled the scene and eluded capture.

Maryniak was later arrested without incident at a Walgreens store on Soledad Canyon and Whites Canyon roads.
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