Seven people connected to to an alleged apartment kidnapping in 2017 were arrested Thursday following an extensive investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, officials said.
The suspects were charged with first-degree kidnapping and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, according to a release from the state investigators bureau.
The suspects have been identified as:
- Cosme Flores, 43 of La Junta.
- Jamie Harmon, 33, of Rocky Ford.
- Jeremy Casias, 28, of Rocky Ford.
- Kendra Thompson, 33, of Rocky Ford.
- Leonard Trujillo, 39, of Rocky Ford.
- Leroy Osborne, 32, of Pueblo.
Flores and Harmon were held at the Otero County Jail, while Osborne was in the Pueblo County Jail.
The other four were already in custody of the Colorado Department of Corrections on unrelated charges, according to the release.
Details about the incident weren't released to the public "due to the nature of the allegations and because the court records are sealed," the release read.
The investigation began when the Rocky Ford Police Department became aware of the allegations in 2017.
Two years later, state investigators joined in partnership with Otero County Sheriff's Office, Rocky Ford Police Department and the 16th Judicial District Attorney's Office.
As a result of those investigations, arrests were made on Thursday for those who were not already incarcerated.