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      APD arrests 2 in assault and kidnapping investigation

      A PD UPDATE: Amarillo Police Department says the victim was visiting one of the houses when the victim was hit and threatened with a tire iron and several other weapons over a two hour period. APD has identified the suspects as 28-year-old Joshua Nathaniel Anderson and 28-year-old Jesse Llamas Adcock. Anderson was charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault. Adcock was charged with aggravated assault. APD said Anderson and Adcock took cash, a cell phone and a shirt from the victim during the assault.

      Two females were also arrested on charges that were not related to the incident. 21-year-old Pearla Erives was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for possession of marijuana. 25-year-old Erica Vasquez was arrested on three outstanding warrants from Potter County Justice of the Peace court.


      Amarillo Police Department officers have arrested two men believed to be involved with the assault of another man early Tuesday morning.

      According to APD officers initially responded to a call of an unknown man knocking on a door at an Amarillo residence in the 2700 block of Ridgemere. When officers arrived on scene they learned the man was attempting to get help after he was assaulted by two men. The victim told officers that he was shot multiple times in the head and body with a BB gun and that the suspects held him against his will.

      The victim told officers that the incident initially began in the 2900 block of Wichita after the two suspects accused the victim of stealing from them. The suspects then forcibly took the victim to another residence in the 2700 block of Wichita where they continued to assault him. The victim was eventually able to escape and ran to the residence where officers found him. APD said the victim did seek medical attention for his injuries.

      APD officers began investigating the incident and secured warrants to charge one of the suspects with aggravated assault and the other with aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping. Investigators learned that the suspects may have access to weapons and that children and other witnesses could be with the men, so investigators requested SWAT and APD Negotiators to assist in the investigation.

      Tuesday afternoon at approximately 1:45 p.m. officers located the suspects at a residence in the 2700 block of Wichita. Using a loudspeaker, APD contacted the suspects who emerged from the home and were arrested without further incident. Investigators searched the residence and did not find any weapons but they did find evidence that connected them to the incident.

      At this time APD has not released the names of those arrested. APD said both of their identities will be released when they are booked into the Potter County Detention Center.