Tulare, CA – Three women kidnapped a Tulare woman from her home and drove her into the country, where they beat and robbed her, police said.
Danielle Russell, 26, Christina Mills, 28, and Julia Russell, 22, allegedly forced the unnamed victim from her home on Nov. 30, KGPE reported.
At approximately 9 p.m., a passerby noticed a woman who appeared to have been assaulted as she walked near a roadway west of Tulare, and called 911, The Fresno Bee Reported.
When officers arrived, the woman told them she had been kidnapped, assaulted and robbed.
Investigators have not explained how the woman escaped or what property she was robbed of.
The woman was able to identify the three assailants, who were apprehended in Tulare on Dec. 1, the Visalia Times-Delta reported.
“It’s not a common occurrence for 3 females to kidnap another female, take them out to the country and commit that sort of crime,” Tulare Police Department (TPD) Sergeant Richard Payne told KGPE.
One of the suspects was identified as Julia Russell, 22, of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron in Malmstrom AFB, Montana, according to KFBB.
The base told KFBB that they would release a comment later on the arrest of the airman.
Police said the victim is recovering. The severity of her injuries was not disclosed.
Investigators said they have a motive for the kidnapping, but it is being withheld as the investigation continues, the Visalia Times-Delta reported.
“All three have been booked into the Tulare County Pre-trail facility for robbery, kidnapping, conspiracy and assault with a deadly weapon,” Sgt. Payne said.
According to The Fresno Bee, Mills and Julia Russell were each being held on $10,000 bond at the Tulare County Jail as of Dec. 2.
There was no online jail record for Danielle Russell, the Fresno Bee reported.