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Minnesota suspect accused of torturing man lured to his house and held hostage, police say

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Source: Brooklyn Park police; MEGA

Jan. 10 2022, Published 1:30 p.m. ET

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A suspect is in custody after he allegedly abducted, tied up and assaulted a man in Minnesota, police said.

On Jan. 7, police arrested Jose Chapa-Aguilera, 23, and charged him with first-degree assault and kidnapping following a brief car chase.

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According to authorities, on Dec. 21, officers responded to a home in Brooklyn Park, where they found a man covered in blood, News 14 reported, citing a criminal complaint.

According to the man, the prior day, two women in their 20s, Melanie Marcin-Sixtos and Michell Gamino Alvarado, allegedly asked him to give them a ride to a neighboring home. They then invited him inside, police said, noting the man knew Alvarado.

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The complaint states once in the home, Marcin-Sixtos’ boyfriend, Chapa-Aguilera, allegedly held the man at gunpoint and tortured him.

During the alleged two-hour ordeal, the complaint states, Chapa-Aguilera is accused of using a metal pipe to beat the man as well as a heated kitchen knife to burn him.

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The man, covered in blood and with his hands tied behind his back with a dog leash, managed to escape the home and run to the neighbors for help when Chapa-Aguilera, Marcin-Sixtos and Alvarado left the following morning, police said.

The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he spent several days.

According to News 14, Chapa-Aguilera allegedly claimed the victim was in a dispute with one of the women prior to the incident.

Chapas-Aguilera, who is being held at the Brooklyn Park jail, faces up to 40 years behind bars if convicted of the assault and kidnapping charges against him.

Police took Marcin-Sixtos and Alvarado into custody last month on charges of aiding and abetting. They are currently free on bond.


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