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.
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.
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.
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.