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Two People in Custody for Kidnapping and Assault

Two People in Custody for Kidnapping and Assault

Highlands Ranch, Colorado – On April 28th, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 25-year-old man who had been kidnapped. Deputies and detectives worked around the clock, which led to the safe recovery of the victim and the arrests of two individuals, who were previously known to the victim.

Witnesses at the RTD Park-N-Ride at South University Boulevard and Dad Clark Drive observed the victim being forced out of his vehicle and into a white or light blue minivan in the early morning hours of April 28th. Several hours later, the victim was able to escape, and detectives made contact with him. He suffered substantial injuries during the assault and kidnapping. After following up on numerous leads, detectives located the victim’s vehicle in Rockford, Illinois. Police there apprehended one suspect. He is identified as 22-year-old Brandon Graterol-Castro.  A second suspect was arrested in Douglas County. He is identified as 30-year-old Deivis Jose Chavez Pinto.  While this is still an active investigation, detectives believe the incident stemmed from a debt the victim owed to the suspects.

Douglas County Sheriff Darren Weekly praised the efforts of the investigating deputies and detectives and expressed gratitude for the recovery of the victim. “This was a complex case that required significant resources and coordination,” said Sheriff Weekly. “Our deputies worked tirelessly to locate the victim and apprehend the suspects, and we are grateful for their dedication and commitment to keeping our community safe.”

The suspects are now being held on charges of kidnapping and assault. A copy of the arrest affidavits for both suspects can be requested via the Courts and any additional information regarding this case will come from the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Detectives are still searching for the suspects’ white or light blue minivan. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Sgt. Amanda Falkner at 303-784-7861.

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