Three arrested for kidnapping 'Halloween: Resurrection' actors Daisy McCrackin and Joseph Capone
Daisy McCrackin and Joseph Capone claimed that they were kidnapped from her South Los Angeles home on May 3
There has been a breakthrough in the shocking kidnapping of actor Daisy McCrackin and her boyfriend Joseph Capone. In a statement released by the LA District Attorney's Office, it was revealed that three arrests have been made regarding the case. The 'Halloween: Resurrection' actors were kidnapped, held hostage and and assaulted in the incident that occurred on May 3. Two men and a woman are said to have been arrested and charged with 17 felony counts that include kidnapping, assault with a firearm, grand theft, mayhem, conspiracy and possession for sale of a controlled substance - crystal meth.
The 36-year-old actor and Capone are said to have claimed that they were kidnapped by the three in her South Los Angeles home. They alleged that the culprits were Keith Stewart, Johntae Jones and Amber Neal. The statement also said that the allegations included firearm misuse on the part of Jones and Stewart. The couple has also claimed that "Stewart inflicted great bodily injury on the male victim".
The statement further said that "According to the overt acts described in the indictment, the defendants allegedly went to the South Los Angeles home of Daisy McCrackin on May 3, where Stewart pistol whipped Joseph Capone before the defendants placed black hoods over the victims’ heads and purportedly drove them to Jones’ home in Compton. Once there, the defendants allegedly stripped Capone naked and held him without food in a bathtub for 30 hours."
The arrested men, Jones and Neal, have also been accused of taking McCrackin's vehicle, a 2011 red Lexus, and driving her to multiple bank locations while demanding a ransom amount of at least $10,000 in order to get her boyfriend Capone released from hostage. The indictment also claimed that McCrackin was also made to write a cheque of $10,000 to Neal. She then deposited the money into her own account.
A day later, on May 4, the trio is said to have taken McCrackin back to her South Los Angeles home where she was able to escape and alert police. This is when law enforcement intervened and arrested the three.
A video of Neal's arrest found its way to Twitter after a passerby captured it on his cellphone. The law officials have confirmed that it was Amber Neal indeed. She is said to have been unarmed at the time.
Stewart and Jones face a maximum possible sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole if convicted as charged. Neal faces up to life in prison. Bail for Jones and Neal was set at $1 million, and Stewart’s bail was $2.08 million. The defendants are expected to appear in court July 23 for a pretrial hearing in Department 116 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Deputy District Attorney Craig Kleffman is prosecuting the case. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division.