Police: Louisiana couple accused of abducting man from hotel
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities arrested a Louisiana couple accused of kidnapping a man from a hotel early Sunday, according to police.
Shreveport police charged Wilbert Vanzant and Kayla Owen with aggravated kidnapping, the department said in a statement obtained by news outlets.
The two 29-year-olds were accused of abducting Stephen Hatcher, 36, from a hotel around 1 a.m. Hatcher told authorities he was bound, beaten and forced to withdraw money from an ATM, according to the statement.
Hatcher escaped and reported the kidnapping to deputies in DeSoto Parish, police said.
Vanzant and Owen were taken into custody after Shreveport officers were called to a hospital to speak with Owen, who alleged she had been assaulted, officials said. Police then determined she was a suspect in the DeSoto Parish investigation, according to the statement.
The two were booked into the Shreveport City Jail, and more charges could be filed, news outlets reported.
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