Man charged after kidnapping, assaulting man in Brooklyn Park last month; 2 women charged with aiding, abetting
A Lino Lakes man has been charged after allegedly kidnapping, assaulting and holding a man against his will in Brooklyn Park last month. Two women are also charged with aiding and abetting the kidnapping and assault.
Jose Angel Chapa-Aguilera, 23, was charged via warrant Thursday with one count of first-degree assault with great bodily harm and one count of kidnapping to commit great bodily harm or terrorize.
On Dec. 21, Brooklyn Park police responded to a home on Ronald Place after a 911 caller reported that a man had knocked on his door covered in blood and asking for help, according to a criminal complaint. The victim had escaped a nearby house after allegedly being held captive since the previous day.
While held, the victim had been threatened with a gun, beaten with a metal pipe, burnt with hot knives, bound and locked into a crawl space under the house, the complaint states.
When police searched the house, they found evidence of the assault, including a large black pole with electrical tape on the handle and significant amounts of blood, according to the complaint. They also found three pounds of methamphetamine as well as some cocaine in the house.
On Dec. 20, the victim picked up two women, one of whom was a friend who said she’d been kicked out of her house, and drove them to the house on Ronald Place. The complaint states that the victim had lent the friend money for rent and was aware that she was in debt from a drug deal. Despite hesitating, the victim joined the women in entering the house, and was confronted with the second woman’s boyfriend, Chapa-Aguilera.
Chapa-Aguilera accused the victim of being in a dispute with the first woman, put a gun to the victim’s head and tied his arms behind his back, according to the complaint, while threatening that the victim would die. He allegedly proceeded to beat and torture the victim for multiple hours, and the women did not intervene or aid him. Later, Chapa-Aguilera "barricaded" the victim in the home’s crawlspace overnight.
The victim suffered multiple burns across his body, a large laceration above his right eye needing "extensive" stitches, an eye swollen shut and two broken ribs. The complaint details that he also needed a blood transfusion and spent multiple days in the hospital.
Chapa-Aguilera has previously been convicted of second-degree assault and was sentenced to 21 months in MCF-St. Cloud, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension records show. He is also in court proceedings for multiple felony drug charges.
Michell Gamino-Alvarado, 21, and Melanie Fay Marcin-Sixtos, 22, are both charged with one count of aiding and abetting first-degree assault and one count of aiding and abetting kidnapping.
Marcin-Sixtos, of Crystal, was booked into Hennepin County Jail on Dec. 23 and released from custody after posting a $30,000 bail four days later. Gamino-Alvarado, of Eagan, was booked into Hennepin County Jail on Dec. 28 and released from custody two days later after also posting a $30,000 bail.
Both women have hearings later this month.
Brooklyn Park police arrested Chapa-Aguilera Friday evening after a short pursuit on Interstate 94 that ended near Highway 169. He was booked into the Brooklyn Park Jail.