Suspects plead not guilty in man's kidnapping

Suspects plead not guilty in man's kidnapping

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Posted on February 26, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 26 at 3:50 PM

GRESHAM, Ore. -- Five people accused of kidnapping a developmentally disabled man in Gresham and stealing from him pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday.  

Christopher Tolentino, 29, a transient, allegedly kidnapped the victim and held him captive for several days.  Police think he had help from Ashley Adams, Christopher Andrews, James Cox and Whitney Engstrom. Charges against the suspects range from kidnapping to identity theft, robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm. 

Police rescued the victim who was held captive for four days at a Gresham apartment after getting a tip in mid-February.

The victim was not physically injured, but he was allegedly threatened with a deadly weapon.

Police said he didn't know the people accused of kidnapping him.

A trial date was set for April 10.

 

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