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Law officers arrest suspected Soledad kidnapping victim

Law officers arrest suspected Soledad kidnapping victim

SOLEDAD, Calif. - UPDATE: 11/30/2018 12:36 p.m. An alleged kidnapping victim wanted for attempted murder was arrested in Fresno. 

26-year-old Jorge Jasso of Soledad, was reportedly kidnapped on Oct. 22, the same day he was due in court. 

According to the FBI and U.S Attorney's Office, he's being indicted for 3 counts of attempted murder, 1 count of conspiracy to commit murder and 1 count of conspiracy to commit murder with a deadly weapon.

"Although the incident was treated as an actual kidnapping and investigated as such, there was concern that it might have been fabricated by Mr. Jasso and other parties in an attempt for Jasso to avoid federal prosecution," said Chief Eric Sills. 

On Thursday, Nov. 29, members of the Fresno County Multi Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium were in the area of Ashland Avenue and Highway 41 when they spotted a white four door GMC pickup. Authorities believed Jasso was inside the vehicle and attempted to stop it. 

The GMC turned a corner and collided with another car. 

Police say after the crash, Jasso got out of the car and ran. 

"After a brief foot pursuit, Mr. Jasso was safely taken into custody and found to be in possession of a loaded and concealed firearm," said Chief Sills. 

22-year-old Kimberly Herrera, 26-year-old Andres Ramirez and 23-year-old Hector Guerrero were also booked into the Fresno County Jail for a variety of charges ranging from felon in possession of a loaded gun and concealed firearm to possession of a machine gun. 

Kimberly Herrera pictured below: 

Hector Guerrero pictured below: 

Andres Ramirez pictured below: 

PREVIOUS STORY: 

The victim of a Soledad kidnapping has been identified as a suspect in a gang indictment.

Earlier this week, 26-year-old Jorge Jasso was kidnaped during a home invasion.

But according to the FBI and U.S Attorney's Office, he's being indicted for 3 counts of attempted murder, 1 count of conspiracy to commit murder and 1 count of conspiracy to commit murder with a deadly weapon.

Jasso was due in court the day he was kidnaped. He has also served time in the Monterey County Jail for gang related crimes.

A neighbor says he's never seen anything gang related happen on the street the home is on

Soledad Police and the FBI are working together on the case.

KION's Drew Andre will have more at 5 and 6.


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