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UPDATE: 3rd Arrest In Kidnapping And Assault Case

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have now made three arrests in a kidnapping and rape case that goes back to the beginning of the week. Police arrested 33-year-old Mindee Delight on Tuesday for first degree kidnapping and first degree rape. Delight's arrest comes just one day after 30-year-old Merriah Wernsdorfer and 27-year-old Keila Chapman were arrested on a second degree kidnapping charge.

Police believe this is a drug deal gone bad. According to court documents a 16-year-old girl was asked to pick up two thousand dollars in pills for three females. When she handed the money to the drug dealer the guy apparently took off. When the sixteen year old came back without pills the three females allegedly kidnapped her and raped her. 

According to the court documents they apparently took her to a random basement where one of the females allegedly sexually assaulted her. Then, they took her to a garage on the 4600 block of North Lincoln and did more damage.

According to court documents she was placed on a computer swivel chair where they then duct taped both of her wrists and legs to the chair. The victim went on to say that she was then wrapped in saran wrap and the chair was tied to electrical cords to prevent it from moving.

The victim said that while she was inside the garage she noticed a large male who stood alongside the three females involved. The large male, the victim said, threatened to kill her if she couldn't come up with the drug money. Not only that, but the victim said he lit a blow torch and threatened to use it on the victim if she would not say where the drug money was located.

The drug money was never located, but three arrests have been made. The investigation continues at this hour.

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UPDATE: On Tuesday 33-year-old Mindee Delight was booked into jail for 1st Kidnapping and 1st Rape.

TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Merriah Wernsdorfer and Keila F. Chapman both already in custody in this case charged w/ 2nd degree kidnapping.

TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Wernsdorfer bond is set at 100,000 dollars, Chapman is set at 50K.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT: Around 5:30 Monday morning, Spokane Police received a call from a female who stated she had been assaulted, kidnapped and held in a residence at 4605 N Lincoln. The female was able to escape from the residence and call police. The victim identified the suspect residence to the responding officers. Police made contact with two people inside the residence and interviewed them about the incident.

They were subsequently arrested and booked into jail for 2nd Kidnapping. Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit is currently executing a Search Warrant to search the residence for evidence relating to the crime. Major Crimes Detectives do not believe this incident is a random act of violence. The incident appears to be drug-related.  Investigation into this incident will be ongoing.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - SPD says a woman called police and said she'd been assaulted and kidnapped. She pointed out a residence near Lincoln and Wellesley as the house she was taken to. Police are interviewing 3 people who were in the house.

Right Now, police say the crime does not appear to be random and that the incident appears to revolve around drug activity.

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