3 folks were indicted for allegedly kidnapping two actors and retaining them hostage for $10,000 ransom.
Keith Andre Stewart, Johntae Jones and Amber Neal had been indicted Wednesday in Los Angeles County Awesome Courtroom. The 3 suspects dealing with fees together with kidnapping, attack with a firearm, grand robbery, mayhem, conspiracy and ownership on the market of a managed substance, methamphetamine.
They allegedly kidnapped Daisy McCrackin, 36 — who’s perfect identified for her function in “Halloween Resurrection” — and some other actor Joseph Capone from McCrackin’s house on Would possibly three, 2017. The suspects allegedly attacked the actors, and pistol-whipped and blindfolded Capone earlier than riding him and McCrackin to Jones’ house a couple of miles away in Compton, government stated.
That is the place the suspects allegedly stripped Capone bare and held him in a tub — the place he was once overwhelmed again and again and starved for 30 hours, government charged.
The indictment alleges Jones and Neal of taking McCrackin’s stolen 2011 crimson Lexus and riding her to more than one ATMs and forcing her to withdraw money and write a take a look at for $10,000 signed to them for Capone’s unencumber. Neal reportedly deposited the take a look at into her account.
Prosecutors say McCrackin was once brought to her house the next day to come, when she promptly known as 911 to alert government in regards to the alleged kidnapping and beating.
In a twist, Neal drew popular toughen after a video appearing her being arrested went viral. The video, which was once considered three million occasions, confirmed LAPD officials with their weapons drawn on an unarmed Neal.
Based on the social media backlash, the Los Angeles Police Division launched a commentary: “We’re mindful this video has raised considerations from the group. Despite the fact that we’re restricted in what information we will unencumber, we will verify this particular person was once arrested on a prison kidnapping warrant & taken into custody and not using a use-of-force. She is being hung on 1 million bucks bail.”
It’s unclear when or the place the opposite two males had been arrested however each are in custody with bail set at $1 million for Jones and $2 million for Stewart. Stewart and Jones face a most imaginable sentence of existence in jail with out the potential for parole and Neal faces as much as existence in jail if convicted at the fees.
The defendants are anticipated to look in courtroom on July 23 for a pretrial listening to on the Foltz Legal Justice Heart.
ABC Information has additionally realized that famed O.J. Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden is representing some of the suspects within the case.
He didn’t right away reply to a request for an interview with ABC Information. Stewart’s attorney, Tiffany Blacknell, didn’t right away reply, both.
ABC Information may now not right away to find an lawyer for Neal.
Deputy District Lawyer Craig Kleffman is prosecuting the case.
The case stays below investigation by means of the Los Angeles Police Division, Theft-Murder Department.