2 Charged after Christmas Day Kidnapping at Progreso Port of Entry Parking Lot
PROGRESO – Two men are charged with trying to kidnap a woman from the parking lot to the Progreso port of entry.
Jesus Daniel Lugo, 29, and Brian Illas Hernandez, 39, were arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon Thursday.
According to probable cause affidavits, the incident happened Christmas Day in the evening at the Progreso port of entry parking lot.
San Juan police responded to a call from a man claiming his girlfriend was kidnapped. Using his cellphone to locate her, police later found her at an apartment complex.
The couple was accompanied by a friend who witnessed the two arguing in the parking lot.
According to the witness, two unknown men were recording the argument. It led to a confrontation with the victim who demanded they delete the video. That's when the men forced the victim into a car at gun point and drove to San Juan.
The kidnapped woman told Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies she was forced into a Mercedes Benz SUV after they located her. The suspects and victim were inside when they were found. A gun was recovered from the vehicle.
Lugo and Hernandez were arrested and sent to jail. According to court documents, they told the investigators they did not know the victim.
A bond of $100,000 was issued to each.
Sharyland ISD superintendent responds to uproar over hazing incident involving students
HHS website helping Valley parents research child daycare centers
Denial of second Starr County advocacy center due to state restriction
Local Congressman speaks on USMCA agreement
UPDATE: Trial dates set for 16 people accused of voter fraud in...