CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A judge has ruled that a former Long Island man accused of plotting to kidnap his attorney over a personal injury settlement was arrested properly.

Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/2cqO72d ) the judge also ruled Glenn Terry’s statements to police about his plans to kidnap Frank Tinari will be admissible at his trial. He faces charges including attempted kidnapping.

The defense had said that police may have improperly stopped Terry.

The judge says Terry admitted he wanted to duct tape and handcuff Tinari and take him to Terry’s father’s basement in Holtsville. The judge says Terry told police he wanted to douse Tinari in gasoline so he’d understand what Terry was going through.

Tinari, who is the chairman of the Suffolk (SUHF’-ihk) Conservative Party, had won Terry a $450,000 settlement after Terry was scalded from falling into a bathtub.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com