A 19-year-old local woman who alleges she was kidnapped and bound with duct tape last month by two men who were arrested on Monday told Hot Springs police that a third man threatened to cut off her fingers and have her sexually assaulted.
Djuan Larell Goodman, 21, who lists a Wildwood Circle address, and Marcus Tre Bland III, 20,
who lists an Oaklawn Street address, both turned themselves in at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Garland County Detention Center. Hot Springs police had identified both men Friday and sought help from the public in locating them.
Both are charged with felony counts of kidnapping, punishable by up to life in prison, aggravated assault and second-degree battery, each punishable by up to six years, and a misdemeanor count of theft of property.
Both remained in custody in lieu of zero bond and were set for a plea and arraignment Tuesday in Garland County District Court. Bland also had a warrant for theft by receiving and Goodman had a warrant for contempt of court.
According to the probable cause affidavit, on Nov. 8, police responded to the 3000 block of Central Avenue just before 8 p.m. in reference to a woman exiting a gold BMW with blood and tape on her face, hands and feet.
A detective arrived on scene and took a statement from the victim who reportedly stated that a friend had driven her to an unknown address on Fleet Street in a gold BMW earlier in the day.
While at the residence, her friend reportedly exited the vehicle and went inside. A short time later, she said Goodman, who was known to her, emerged from the house with an AR-15 style rifle and approached the vehicle.
She said Goodman aimed the rifle at her head through the open window and hit her in the head with the barrel. He then forced her from the vehicle by pulling her hair and choking her, she said.
At some point, Bland, who was also known to her, reportedly exited the residence and helped Goodman force her and her friend back into the car. She said both Goodman and Bland bound her arms and legs with tape and put another piece over her mouth.
The suspects allegedly drove the vehicle to Villa Central Apartments, 605 Higdon Ferry Road, where they forced the victim's friend out of the vehicle and ordered her not to call the police.
While at the apartments, Bland and Goodman allegedly attempted to force the victim to place her hands on her head. When she refused to comply, Bland reportedly struck her in the face with the rifle, causing heavy bleeding above her eye.
Before leaving the apartments, a third man allegedly entered the vehicle and began telling her he was going to "cut her fingers off and have a bunch of guys rape her." More tape was reportedly wrapped around her hands, feet and head, securing her limbs and covering her eyes.
She told the detective at one point she felt the vehicle stop and could see headlights through the tape. She said she felt around inside the vehicle for the door handle and realized the door was unlocked. She said she jumped from the vehicle, pulled the tape from her mouth and began screaming for help.
One of the suspects reportedly attempted to force her back into the vehicle, but she was able to run inside Kroger, 3341 Central Ave., with the help of witnesses in the parking lot.
She was later transported to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs to receive treatment for the cut above her eye.
Local on 12/06/2017
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