Three arrested in kidnapping incident
Staff reportsTruckee officers arrested three men over the weekend for their suspected involvement in burglarizing, kidnapping and threatening to kill a 20-year-old Truckee man.The man – officers have not released his identity – was at a friend’s house near Martis Creek Road in Truckee Friday night when four male suspects showed up at the residence. They asked to come inside under the guise that they were friends with the man, according to Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.At the residence, the suspects stole property from the man, forced him into their car and drove him to a remote area near Prosser Reservoir, east of Truckee, Royal said.Near the reservoir they removed his shoes, forced him out of the vehicle, hit him several times, threatened to kill him and made him to walk barefoot for a mile in snow and rocks, Royal said.Officers believe that one of the suspects became uncomfortable with the situation and they left the victim in Tahoe Donner. The victim was treated and released from Tahoe Forest Hospital with facial injuries.Though the suspects’ motivation is still unclear, investigators believe the man owed the suspects money and drugs may have been involved.One day after the incident, officers arrested Vernon Chambers, 20 , and Allan Laird, 18, both of Truckee, on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery, making criminal threats and burglarizing the man. Officers also confiscated a substance they believe to be cocaine from Chambers and Laird’s Davos Drive home.Both men were booked in the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in Nevada City and released on $50,000 bail.On Sunday, Anthony Manning, 19 of Truckee, was arrested on suspicion of the same charges as Chambers and Laird. He remains in Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail.Officers are still looking for the fourth suspect, a Truckee juvenile, whose name is not being released. Nevada County Sheriff’s investigators are still looking into the incident along with the Truckee Police Department.
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