Arrest Affadavit Reveals New Details in Kidnapping

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

New information is revealed in the arrest affidavit involving the abduction of a Colorado Springs man over the weekend.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says the 20-year-old victim and a friend went to a party on July 4th, and that during the party several men came to the celebration and started a fight.

Authorities say at some point the fight spilled outside and those males took the man against his will, in a red vehicle, telling the victim's friend not to report the crime, or else his friend would die.

Sunday, around 2 a.m. the Sheriff's Office says the victim attempted to contact his family but was not successful, but a second attempt proved successful at around 9:45 a.m.

The victim told his family he was being held for ransom, and once again, reiterated the kidnappers' request not to involve law enforcement.

Arrest papers obtained by 11 News show the 20-year-old victim's mom walked into a Colorado Springs police station Sunday morning to report her son had been kidnapped. The woman also said her son's captors had been calling her from his cell phone, demanding $2,000 in exchange for his life.

Deputies investigating the kidnapping revealed several leads, and were quickly able to determine the identity of at least one of the suspects as well as a possible location of the victim on Huron Rd. in Colorado Springs.

With help from the FBI, El Paso County deputies, along with S.W.A.T and the Colorado Springs Police Department, a search warrant was executed on 602 Huron Rd., southeast of the intersection of Airport and Union Blvd. The operation rescued the victim safely, and brought all the suspects into custody.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has arrested four people suspected in the kidnapping. Those suspects have been identified as 20-year-old Justin Inacio, 20-year-old Robert K. Gocha IV, 23-year-old Jamey A. Lobato and 20-year-old Mark B. Montoya. Each faces charges of First Degree Kidnapping, Criminal Aggravated Extortion, Felony Menacing, and Third Degree Assault.

Arrest papers show some of the suspects are not accused to taking the victim but of helping others hold him against his will.

Because of the severity of the crime and the fact that it remains an open investigation, the victim's name is not being released at this time.


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