Latest Defendant of Three Arrested for Role in Kidnapping, Carjacking and Firearms Offense Against FBI Employee | USAO-SD

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United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell has announced that a woman from Kersey, Colorado has been indicted by a federal grand jury for her role in the kidnapping, carjacking and use , carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in connection with a crime of violence. .

Lourdes Bonilla, 23, was charged on May 19, 2022. She made her first appearance before U.S. Judge Daneta Wollmann on June 24, 2022 and pleaded not guilty to the indictment. Juan Francisco Alvarez-Sorto, 24, and Deyvin Morales, 27, first appeared before U.S. Judge Daneta Wollmann on June 9, 2022 and pleaded not guilty to the indictment.

The maximum prison term if convicted on each count is: up to life for kidnapping; up to fifteen (15) years for Carjacking; and a mandatory minimum of seven (7) years to life for using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in connection with a crime of violence. Each count also carries a maximum fine of $250,000.

According to the indictment, on or about May 6, 2022, near Red Shirt, in the District of South Dakota, the defendants, Juan Francisco Alvarez-Sorto, alias Juan Francisco Alvarez, alias “Juanito R.”, alias “Juan Jr.”, Deyvin Morales, alias Deyvin Eliabid Escriba Morales, alias Deybi Eleabit Escriba Morales, alias “Guate”, alias/ a “Watay”, alias “Chapine” and Lourdes Alondra Bonilla, alias “Bhabie Doze”, alias “Princess_Doze”, deliberately and knowingly kidnapped and abducted a victim. At the time, the victim was engaged in the performance of his official duties as a professional support employee with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendants also took the victim’s vehicle, with force, violence and intimidation, and brandished a gun during the commission of the alleged criminal conduct. It is alleged that the defendants aided and abetted each other in committing the counts set out in the charge. ‘indictment.

Charges are just charges and each accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.

The defendants have all been detained pending further court proceedings in South Dakota. A trial date of August 16, 2022 has been set.

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