Two people were arrested Saturday after a Sacramento woman told deputies she was kidnapped then held against her will for four days and raped repeatedly, according to KTLA sister station KTXL in Sacramento.
Around 11:35 p.m., Mendocino County deputies noticed a vehicle driving on North State Street in Ukiah that had multiple vehicle code violations tied to it, the sheriff’s office said. Once the driver parked, deputies identified him as 33-year-old Thao Vang of Sacramento.
The sheriff’s office says sitting next to Vang was 33-year-old Christine Maxwell, and in the backseat was a bruised 34-year-old Sacramento woman who was “very upset, shaking, crying.”
The woman told deputies she was kidnapped by Vang four days prior in Sacramento and taken to a home in the area. There, she says Vang abused her and raped her numerous times.
On Saturday, Vang and Maxwell drove the woman to Ukiah, according to the sheriff’s office. She told deputies she thought she was going to be killed.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office says their deputies found evidence supporting the woman’s statements, including drug paraphernalia, and arrested Vang and Maxwell, who were later booked into the Mendocino County Jail.
Vang was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, rape, false imprisonment and conspiracy. When he was found, deputies also discovered he had a felony warrant out of Butte County, so he was also being held on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance while armed. His bail was set at $175,000.
Maxwell was taken into custody on suspicion of kidnapping and conspiracy, and her bail was set at $100,000.