Last Updated on January 17th, 2018
January 16th, 2018
Written by Chuck Samples
Two new juveniles have been charged in connection with an alleged kidnapping incident in Lyon County before Thanksgiving.
Lyon County Attorney Marc Goodman tells KVOE News Jonathon Manzano faces charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery and aggravated battery. Selena Hernandez, meanwhile, is charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping and aggravated aiding and abetting of an aggravated battery.
Hernandez and Manzano join two other juveniles facing charges in the case. Armando Nunez faces counts of aggravated battery, conspiracy to commit aggravated battery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, while Daniel Garcia is charged with aggravated kidnapping. Prosecutors intend to try Hernandez, Manzano and Nunez as adults, and a motions hearing on that request is coming March 1. At a hearing Tuesday afternoon, Garcia's attorney informed Judge Douglas Jones that they were in the early stages of a plea agreement. The case is being continued to 2 p.m. Feb. 6. The county does not intend filing a motion to try Garcia as an adult at this time.
In addition, two adults -- 18-year-olds Samuel Garcia and Andrew Granado -- have been charged. Both men face single counts of aggravated kidnapping, conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, conspiracy to commit aggravated battery, aggravated robbery and criminal threat. Samuel Garcia will have a preliminary hearing at 1:15 pm Thursday, while Granado is back in court Feb. 8.
The charges stem from an incident in the 1400 block of Road P on Nov. 18. A 16-year-old male said several people surrounded his vehicle before taking away his cell phone and battering him twice.
The case remains under investigation. We'll keep you abreast of all the latest developments on KVOE and KVOE.com.