Three Arrested for Kidnapping and Beating Bakersfield Man over Affair
BAKERSFIELD — Three men were arrested on Tuesday after they allegedly kidnapped and beat a man who had an alleged affair with one of the suspects’ wives.
Sergio Medina, 20, 19-year-old Rodrigo Sanchez and 19-year-old Leonardo Ortiz, all of Bakersfield, were booked into the Kern County Jail on charges of robbery, false imprisonment, assault with great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats.
According the Bakersfield Police Department, the incident began on September 20 around 3 a.m. when officers contacted the victim at Mercy Hospital in downtown Bakersfield regarding the report of a kidnapping.
The victim told officers he was lured, via social media, to a residence in the 2800 block of Lee Drive, where he was confronted by three masked male suspects.
The victim also said that the three suspects bound and assaulted him for 20-30 minutes before releasing him. He suffered from moderate injuries as a result of the attack.
Police said they were able to identify and locate all three of the suspects in the 5500 block of Monitor Street on September 22.