Two men were charged Tuesday with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy who was abducted late Friday outside the Olathe detention facility where she worked.
William Luth, 24, of Blue Springs, and Brady Newman-Caddell, 21, of Independence, were each charged Tuesday in Johnson County District Court with two counts of rape and single counts of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sodomy.
Bond for each was set at $1 million.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday morning that the men were arrested Monday night across the state line in Jackson County. Authorities said they also have found the vehicle allegedly used in the Friday night incident.
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The arrests came after authorities released surveillance camera footage of the car that was used in the kidnapping.
The image was captured Friday night at an Olathe convenience store where the deputy had stopped before driving to work. Investigators said the abductors followed the deputy after she left the store.
She was not armed and was not in uniform, officials said.
Sheriff’s office investigators said they had no evidence to indicate that she was targeted because she was a law enforcement officer, but also said they had not ruled anything out.
After she was forced into the car, the deputy’s eyes were covered with a sweatshirt and she was driven around while being sexually assaulted. Her abductors released her several hours later in Jackson County.
Investigators said they had recovered DNA evidence in the case that was submitted to the lab for testing.
Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning has scheduled a Wednesday morning news conference to discuss the case.
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday afternoon that Luth and Newman-Caddell were being held in the Jackson County Detention Center. It was not known if they intend to fight extradition to Kansas or when they might be returned to face the charges.