All four men arrested for the kidnapping of a Henderson County teenager are facing deportation. According to Henderson Detention Center records, a federal immigration hold has been put in place for all four kidnapping suspects.
On August 31, Melisa Dunn was standing by her Henderson front door when two men abducted her. Dunn’s family then received a call demanding a ransom for her return. For 21 hours, Henderson Police, and special agents from Homeland Security, tracked down leads which included tracking the men’s cell phone calls and texts. Crediting the CBS drama CSI, Melissa also helped police by leaving personal items, such as clothing and jewelry, in her kidnappers’ car and apartment as a way of leaving a trail for police to follow.
Sanchez-Sanchez, Sanchez, and Melissa were found in an apartment complex on Flower Avenue, near Stewart and Eastern Avenue in Las Vegas. Melissa was unharmed but scared.
Henderson police arrested and charged Sanchez-Sanchez, and Sanchez, both of Las Vegas, with first degree kidnapping, extortion, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit extortion, and child abuse. A third suspect, Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez was arrested five days later. A fourth suspect, Jose Sanchez-Perez, was caught after he fled Las Vegas and went to Vallejo, CA. Sanchez-Perez is being held without bail in the Solano County Justice Center Detention Facility awaiting extradition back to Las Vegas. Sanchez-Perez worked for Melissa’s father’s landscaping company until four months ago when he was fired or quit. According to Melissa’s father, the four men are cousins.
In Nevada, legal aliens may be deported if convicted of an aggravated felony, drug crime, firearm crime, domestic violence, or a crime of moral turpitude. In Nevada, kidnapping is an aggravated crime.
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