SPD Investigating Possible Kidnapping And Assault - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: 3rd Arrest In Kidnapping And Assault Case

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have now made three arrests in a kidnapping and rape case that goes back to the beginning of the week. Police arrested 33-year-old Mindee Delight on Tuesday for first degree kidnapping and first degree rape. Delight's arrest comes just one day after 30-year-old Merriah Wernsdorfer and 27-year-old Keila Chapman were arrested on a second degree kidnapping charge.

Police believe this is a drug deal gone bad. According to court documents a 16-year-old girl was asked to pick up two thousand dollars in pills for three females. When she handed the money to the drug dealer the guy apparently took off. When the sixteen year old came back without pills the three females allegedly kidnapped her and raped her. 

According to the court documents they apparently took her to a random basement where one of the females allegedly sexually assaulted her. Then, they took her to a garage on the 4600 block of North Lincoln and did more damage.

According to court documents she was placed on a computer swivel chair where they then duct taped both of her wrists and legs to the chair. The victim went on to say that she was then wrapped in saran wrap and the chair was tied to electrical cords to prevent it from moving.

The victim said that while she was inside the garage she noticed a large male who stood alongside the three females involved. The large male, the victim said, threatened to kill her if she couldn't come up with the drug money. Not only that, but the victim said he lit a blow torch and threatened to use it on the victim if she would not say where the drug money was located.

The drug money was never located, but three arrests have been made. The investigation continues at this hour.

PREVIOUS STORY:

UPDATE: On Tuesday 33-year-old Mindee Delight was booked into jail for 1st Kidnapping and 1st Rape.

TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Merriah Wernsdorfer and Keila F. Chapman both already in custody in this case charged w/ 2nd degree kidnapping.

TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Wernsdorfer bond is set at 100,000 dollars, Chapman is set at 50K.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT: Around 5:30 Monday morning, Spokane Police received a call from a female who stated she had been assaulted, kidnapped and held in a residence at 4605 N Lincoln. The female was able to escape from the residence and call police. The victim identified the suspect residence to the responding officers. Police made contact with two people inside the residence and interviewed them about the incident.

They were subsequently arrested and booked into jail for 2nd Kidnapping. Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit is currently executing a Search Warrant to search the residence for evidence relating to the crime. Major Crimes Detectives do not believe this incident is a random act of violence. The incident appears to be drug-related.  Investigation into this incident will be ongoing.

PREVIOUS STORY:

SPOKANE, Wash. - SPD says a woman called police and said she'd been assaulted and kidnapped. She pointed out a residence near Lincoln and Wellesley as the house she was taken to. Police are interviewing 3 people who were in the house.

Right Now, police say the crime does not appear to be random and that the incident appears to revolve around drug activity.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-09-20 13:14:31 GMT
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
  • Neighbors concerned by abnormal activity at Hays Park in north Spokane

    Neighbors concerned by abnormal activity at Hays Park in north Spokane

    Wednesday, September 26 2018 4:52 AM EDT2018-09-26 08:52:20 GMT

    An ongoing, series of issues at Hays Park is making several residents worried about their safety. "I've been threatened to be shot, to be stabbed, to have my head crushed in, to have my dogs head crushed in," Jon Nolend, a resident living by the park, said. Nolend and his wife, Quinn Rapp, said they're both witnesses and victims to daily disturbances involving narcotics, property crime and harassment. Some instances have resulted in physical confrontations, according to No...

    >>

    An ongoing, series of issues at Hays Park is making several residents worried about their safety. "I've been threatened to be shot, to be stabbed, to have my head crushed in, to have my dogs head crushed in," Jon Nolend, a resident living by the park, said. Nolend and his wife, Quinn Rapp, said they're both witnesses and victims to daily disturbances involving narcotics, property crime and harassment. Some instances have resulted in physical confrontations, according to No...

    >>
  • Good Samaritan uses tourniquet to help save hit-and-run victim in north Spokane

    Good Samaritan uses tourniquet to help save hit-and-run victim in north Spokane

    Wednesday, September 26 2018 2:31 AM EDT2018-09-26 06:31:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane security guard never thought he'd have to use a tourniquet, but he still carries it with him just about everywhere he goes. "You never know when you're going to come across something where you could be the guy to help because you know what to do," said John Roach. " I wanted to help the guy and I was able to." Roach was driving on Market Street in north Spokane when he came across the aftermath of a hit-and-run. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane security guard never thought he'd have to use a tourniquet, but he still carries it with him just about everywhere he goes. "You never know when you're going to come across something where you could be the guy to help because you know what to do," said John Roach. " I wanted to help the guy and I was able to." Roach was driving on Market Street in north Spokane when he came across the aftermath of a hit-and-run. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Kavanaugh lawyer says no dispute he drank

    Kavanaugh lawyer says no dispute he drank

    Wednesday, September 26 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-09-26 13:33:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON - An attorney for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says there is no dispute that he drank in high school and college.    Lawyer Beth Wilkinson tells CNN Wednesday that whether or not Kavanaugh drank isn't the issue. Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women; one from high school and one from college. He's denied those allegations.  

    >>

    WASHINGTON - An attorney for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says there is no dispute that he drank in high school and college.    Lawyer Beth Wilkinson tells CNN Wednesday that whether or not Kavanaugh drank isn't the issue. Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women; one from high school and one from college. He's denied those allegations.  

    >>
  • Critters begin crossing animals-only bridge over I-90

    Critters begin crossing animals-only bridge over I-90

    Wednesday, September 26 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-09-26 12:21:01 GMT

    SEATTLE - Deer have started using an unfinished wildlife bridge over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. The Northwest News Network reports the Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday celebrated the opening of a section of widened freeway there. The overcrossing is expected to reduce animal-vehicle collisions.  

    >>

    SEATTLE - Deer have started using an unfinished wildlife bridge over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. The Northwest News Network reports the Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday celebrated the opening of a section of widened freeway there. The overcrossing is expected to reduce animal-vehicle collisions.  

    >>
  • Neighbors concerned by abnormal activity at Hays Park in north Spokane

    Neighbors concerned by abnormal activity at Hays Park in north Spokane

    Wednesday, September 26 2018 4:52 AM EDT2018-09-26 08:52:20 GMT

    An ongoing, series of issues at Hays Park is making several residents worried about their safety. "I've been threatened to be shot, to be stabbed, to have my head crushed in, to have my dogs head crushed in," Jon Nolend, a resident living by the park, said. Nolend and his wife, Quinn Rapp, said they're both witnesses and victims to daily disturbances involving narcotics, property crime and harassment. Some instances have resulted in physical confrontations, according to No...

    >>

    An ongoing, series of issues at Hays Park is making several residents worried about their safety. "I've been threatened to be shot, to be stabbed, to have my head crushed in, to have my dogs head crushed in," Jon Nolend, a resident living by the park, said. Nolend and his wife, Quinn Rapp, said they're both witnesses and victims to daily disturbances involving narcotics, property crime and harassment. Some instances have resulted in physical confrontations, according to No...

    >>