Woman Allegedly Kidnapped by Husband and 3 Others 2018
Las Cruces police have arrested two men and two women suspected in Thursday’s kidnapping of a one of the suspect’s wife.
Antonio Felipe Dominguez, 44, Lorena R. Chavez, 37, Jovan J. Shoop, 33, and 28-year-old Kendra “Fiona” Winn have each been charged with one count of kidnapping and one count of conspiracy.
Investigators learned that, about 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, the victim was home when she was awoken by Chavez who insisted she leave with her in a pickup occupied by Shoop. As she entered the truck, Shoop allegedly pulled out a gun and hit her with it. Chavez allegedly accused the woman of stealing a tattoo machine, tool set and an amplifier and threatened to hit her each time she lied about the theft.
Chavez drove the pickup – occupied by all four suspects and the victim – to the Plaza Suites on University Avenue where they entered an apartment. There, Dominguez began accusing his wife of cheating on him. Chavez had possession of the woman’s cell phone and read provocative text messages out loud for Dominguez to hear.
Dominguez, Chavez, Shoop and Winn held the woman against her will at the apartment, threatened to beat her and threatened to have unknown persons take her to Juarez, Mexico. Chavez indicated she was going to take two of the woman’s vehicles as payment for the items allegedly stolen. She also demanded an additional $800 from the woman.
The victim convinced Chavez that she could get the money so Winn and Shoop drove her to a home off Wesley Drive. There, the victim told a relative to call police while Winn and Shoop fled the home. Winn, Shoop, Dominguez and Chavez were later located and detained by police.
The victim was not seriously injured. Investigators believe Chavez was the primary conspirator in the incident.
All four suspects were booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where they are initially being held without bond.