Two men arrested for kidnapping attempt in Colony Ridge

Authorities have arrested two men in connection to an Oct. 4 kidnapping attempt that has already resulted in charges against a 16-year-old male juvenile.

According to Capt. David Meyers, a spokesperson for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, the two men are identified as Hector Ochoa and Josue Isaac Aguilar, both 18. They each are charged with Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Kidnapping With a Deadly Weapon and are being held in the Liberty County Jail on bonds totaling $500,000.

Ochoa and Aguilar were arrested at an apartment building on Imperial Valley Drive off of Beltway 8 near I-45 in the Houston area. They were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Liberty County.

Immediately after the kidnapping attempt, the two suspects, as well as the 16-year-old juvenile, were identified as the assailants by the victim, who Meyers said reportedly owed money to his alleged kidnappers. Meyers said it is believed that narcotics or money borrowed to purchase narcotics played a part in the altercation.

Authorities were alerted to the alleged kidnapping attempt on the evening of Oct. 4 by a female resident on the 1100 block of CR 3479A in the Colony Ridge community south of Plum Grove. The tipster reportedly told investigators that she looked out her window to see a Hispanic male running by wearing only his boxers. He was yelling, “They are trying to kill me.”

According to Meyers, sheriff’s deputies and narcotics units were working nearby and responded to the scene. The located the juvenile victim who provided them with a description of his captors. The victim provided information about the location where he was reportedly held against his will by the three assailants.

When authorities arrived at the home where the alleged kidnapping took place, they detained a 16-year-old male juvenile who was parked in front of the residence. The juvenile was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Assault, and is being held at a juvenile facility.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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