Las Vegas police: Four accused of kidnapping, beating woman to steal from her
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
Four people have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a woman from a Las Vegas hotel and beating her before she was found early Wednesday morning, according to authorities.
Officers responded to an apartment complex on reports of gunshots and two SUVs driving recklessly in the 2700 block of N. Rainbow Boulevard at about 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
An injured woman approached the arriving officers and said she was kidnapped and beaten by three men and a woman. The woman was taken to a hospital, and her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Detectives with LVMPD's vice section learned the victim met a woman and went with her to a hotel room in the 3700 block of S. Las Vegas Boulevard, LVMPD said in a statement.
A man came into the room with a gun and demanded the victim's property. The victim was then forced into a black Jeep SUV, where two other men were waiting, according to police.
They drove to the victim's motel room in a different area took more of her belongings. They then forced her to contact her boyfriend to get more money.
Police say the boyfriend was able to locate the victim in the 2700 block of N. Rainbow Boulevard through a phone tracking app. He drove to the area, saw the suspect vehicle and followed it into an apartment complex, where the victim was able to escape.
Detectives found and identified all four suspects: 18-year-old Samaya Bailey, 19-year-old Shamar Beard, 18-year-old Kyle Elkins-Beach and 19-year-old Willie Lomas.
Police accuse Bailey of being the woman who led the victim to the hotel room, Beard of being the man who had the gun and Elkins-Beach and Lomas of being the two waiting in the Jeep.
They have all been booked into Clark County Detention Center on multiple counts, including first-degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon.