Stanley Alfred Lawton, 54, and Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton, 22, dumped the girl off a highway in the vicinity of Edwards Air Force Foundation north of Los Angeles, wherever she was discovered by navy personnel early Wednesday, Los Angeles County sheriff's Capt. Eduardo Hernandez explained to reporters Friday. When she was finally found by military police, she was disoriented and "suffering from the elements". The victim was subsequently transported a local hospital where she was medically treated. It was not clear how long she had been there.
"It's a vicious case", the captain said.More news: Moon Knight Showrunner Hypes Up Marvel Series With Awesome Tweets
Hernandez says 54-year-old Stanley Alfred Lawton and 22-year-old Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton left the victim near a military base north of Los Angeles. When deputies arrived, they determined that the woman was a victim of a kidnapping that happened in Las Vegas and needed medical attention.
The woman was allegedly dumped on the side of the road in the desert with no food or water.
He affirmed the Lawtons understand the individual in query nevertheless shouldn't be recognized together with her; he included that there's nothing but that demonstrates the wrongdoing was roused by revenge or that there was a ransom plot included.
Lawton was arrested Wednesday and Poche-Lawton early Thursday, Hernandez said.More news: Emilia Clarke hits out at 'bloody annoying' Last Christmas spoilers
Police claim they stole money from the woman's bank account at ATMs on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, according to court documents. They were arrested and face charges of attempted murder, first-degree ATM robbery, kidnapping to commit robbery, kidnapping from outside the state, and rape. The case may be moved to federal court because the victim was taken across state lines. Stanley Lawton is scheduled to be arraigned Friday and Shaniya will appear in court on November 12, according to KNBC.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Eduardo Hernandez takes question about an abducted woman during a news conference in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.
North Las Vegas police were gathering information and didn't immediately have comment.More news: Watch this adorable beluga whale play fetch with a football