In a bizarre string of events, three suspects have been indicted on charges of kidnapping an actress and actor in Los Angeles last year, and holding them for ransom.
According to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, actress Daisy McCrackin, best known for her role in “Halloween: Resurrection,” and actor Joseph Capone were kidnapped from McCrackin’s home on May 3, 2017.
Prosecutors identified the suspects as Keith Stewart, Johntae Jones, and Amber Neal.
The trio is reportedly charged with 17 felony counts that include kidnapping, grand theft, assault with a firearm, mayhem, conspiracy, and possession for sale of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
Stewart is accused of pistol-whipping Capone before the suspects allegedly covered the victim’s heads with black hoods.
Prosecutors allege that the suspected kidnappers drove the two victims to Jones’ home in Compton, California, where they allegedly stripped Capone naked and kept him in a bathtub for 30 hours while withholding food.
While Capone was still being held at Jones’ residence, the news release says McCrackin was driven in her own Lexus by Jones and Neal, who took her to several banks demanding that she write Neal a $10,000 check in exchange for Capone’s release.
Police say McCrackin was then forced to sign a $10,000 check over to Neal, who allegedly deposited it into her bank account.
The next day, authorities allege that the three suspects transported McCrackin back to her home, where she was able to escape and contact police.
In the indictment obtained by NBC, it says at one point during the alleged kidnapping, Capone tried to help McCrackin, but was “beat, punched, and kicked” for doing so. The document reportedly says that the suspects maimed an “unspecified body part” of the actor, and that he faced “a substantial likelihood of death.”
So this happened today in Inglewood. The police stopped this woman and drew guns out at her even though (clear as day) she had nothing in her hands. pic.twitter.com/yUAdimc2hC
— ricky🚧 (@x__ricardo) July 2, 2018
Video footage of Neal’s arrest at gunpoint by LAPD was captured by a bystander on Monday, though it was not immediately known when the other two suspects were taken into custody.
Jones and Neal are behind bars, each in lieu of a $1 million bond. Stewart is also being held, with bail set at $2.08 million.
[Feature image: Daisy McCracken/YouTube video screenshot]