Hot Springs, AR – Two people were arrested for kidnapping on Tuesday afternoon after police found the 17-year-old girl who became the subject of an Amber Alert after she disappeared after work on Monday night.
Police said 17-year-old Trynytee Case and a co-worker left work at Pour Some Sugar on Me bakery at about 9 p.m. on April 18, KHBS reported.
The girls encountered a woman standing near a parked car who claimed she was lost.
The woman said her parents were staying in a condo in Hot Springs and asked to use Case’s phone to find her GPS coordinates, KHBS reported.
The stranger asked Case to walk closer to her car to get the GPS location, the co-worker told police.
Case’s co-worker told police that she walked to a nearby parking garage to retrieve her own vehicle and returned to where she had left the women, but both were gone, KHBS reported.
The co-worker said she called Case’s cell phone but didn’t get any answer, so she called her friend’s mom to see if she had heard from her daughter.
Case’s mother called her daughter multiple times and finally her daughter answered, KHBS reported.
She told police that Case told her “everything is fine,” but then a stranger took the phone away from her daughter.
The mother said a male voice came on the phone and demanded $10,000, KHBS reported.
Police said that the man told Case’s mother that if she didn’t pay the ransom, they would kill her daughter and cut her up into pieces.
Then the phone went dead, KAIT reported.
According to the authorities, Case’s phone last pinged off a tower as it was heading south on U.S. Highway 7, south of Hot Springs, KHBS reported.
Hot Springs police requested an Amber Alert be activated for Case on Tuesday morning.
Hot Springs Police Department Spokesman Omar Cervantes said Case was found at a restaurant in the 4700-block of Central Avenue in Hot Springs at about 3:20 p.m. on April 19, KHBS reported.
Case had minor injuries from the incident and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Police found her kidnappers hiding in a hotel that was about a four-minute walk from the restaurant where the 17 year old was found, KHBS reported.
Officers arrested 38-year-old Samuel Wayne Bolling, Jr. of Nashville and 19-year-old Dayla Diane Ferrer of Memphis at the hotel located in the 4800-block of Central Avenue, KAIT reported.
Bolling and Ferrer were both charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, first-degree false imprisonment, and first-degree battery.
The alleged kidnappers were booked into the Garland County Detention Center and held without bond, KAIT reported.