Three people are facing charges after a reported kidnapping and assault in Audrain County.
According to a facebook post from the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report on Saturday morning from the Columbia Police Department of the alleged crimes.
Three people were arrested on Sunday in connection to the alleged crimes. 22-year-old Axil Carrero-Ojeda is charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree domestic assault.
34-year-old Jonder Gilvergada is charged with second-degree kidnapping and fourth-degree domestic assault; and 24-year-old Raimari Janez-Almao is charged with second-degree kidnapping and fourth-degree domestic assault.
Columbia police officers responded to a local hospital where a victim was seeking medical treatment and advised staff of the incident.
The victim said they were held against their will at a house by three people who lived there, one of which the victim was reportedly romantically involved with.
The victim reported being strangled repeatedly and being hit and kicked by them.
The suspects then drove the victim to Columbia and forcibly removed the victim from the vehicle and threatened them with a handgun, court documents said.
All suspects who are Venezuelan citizens remain at the Audrain County Jail pending Immigration and Customs Enforcement action.
A docket hearing for Carrero-Ojeda is scheduled on Aug. 29, and Gilvergada and Janez-Almao will make initial appearances in court on Sept. 19.