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Loveland police arrest three men on suspicion of first-degree kidnapping

Bail for one suspect was set at $1 million

By Sam Lounsberry

Reporter-Herald Staff Writer

Loveland police arrested three men on suspicion of first-degree kidnapping Tuesday evening after a woman was allegedly intimidated with a gun inside a vehicle.

Fort Collins residents David MacGranaky-Quaye, 22, and Amanuel Hagos, 20, along with Denver resident Devian Leal, 18, were taken into custody around 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of Southwest Frontage Road, which runs alongside Interstate 25, according to arrest documents.

During advisement and bail bond hearings via video court for the three suspects Wednesday, Deputy District Attorney David Little said the case entailed “disturbing facts,” and that a woman was inside a vehicle with the men and had a firearm pointed at her before she was able to escape.

“(The woman) appears to have barely gotten away,” Little said.

In addition to the kidnapping accusation, Hagos is being investigated for felony menacing with a deadly weapon, felony vehicular eluding, felony possession of a weapon by a previous offender, and misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, misuse of a license plate and violation of a protection order.

Leal is also facing more charges, including felony drug possession and violating a protection order.

The arrest affidavits for each man have been sealed by the court, meaning more telling details of the case are currently unavailable to the public. An LPD official said he was still gathering more facts about the incident Wednesday before sharing specifics with media, and hoped to release more information Thursday.

Jeffrey Schwartz, a private attorney, represented Leal during his hearing, while Benjamin Iddings with the Fort Collins Public Defender’s Office represented Hagos. MacGranaky-Quaye has not yet had defense counsel appointed, since Iddings was already appointed to represent Leal.

Schwartz said Leal is a high school student in Denver.

MacGranaky-Quaye told Magistrate Matthew Zehe that he recently received a degree from a university.

Hagos has two felony crimes on his juvenile record, Little said, and has a felony drug possession case pending in Arapahoe County. Similarly, Leal has a felony drug distribution case pending in Arapahoe County alleging 19 counts.

Zehe set Hagos’ bail bond at $1 million, Leal’s bond at $500,000, and MacGranake-Quaye’s bond at $175,000, listing the differences between each suspect’s criminal history as the reason for the discrepancies in the separate bails.

Each bond can be satisfied with 10 percent of the posted amount in cash, property or surety.

All three suspects are scheduled to appear in 8th Judicial District Judge Greg Lammons’ courtroom Dec. 21.


Source: reporterherald.com

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