Three men who have been charged with multiple felonies, including kidnapping, for allegedly holding two females against their will, raping and assaulting them and demanding ransom money, are due in court this week.
According to a probable-cause statement, members of multiple law-enforcement agencies arrived at the scene of the reported kidnapping at the Super 8 Motel in Higginsville and arrested the three men on April 26.
According to online court documents, Alain Gaspar Camarillo-Linan, Jaciel Acdala Mendez-Morales and Luis Angel Sierra-Vallina have been charged. All are being held on bond of $500,000 for Mendez-Morales and Sierra-Vallina and $750,000 for Camarillo-Linan cash only at the Lafayette County Jail.
Each defendant was arraigned on April 30 and entered a plea of not guilty. Each man’s cause has been continued for another hearing at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at Lafayette County Circuit Court.