Three Arrested, Accused Of Kidnapping

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 7:13 pm
By: News 9

Three suspects were arrested and are accused in a conspiracy to kidnap and torture a couple, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office said.

The two were allegedly held against their will in a home near the Bethel Acres area over the weekend.

The incident occurred at 15 Angie Lane, a home is well-known to law enforcement.

In the last six months, a murder, a standoff and an assault on a woman were investigated.

Now, authorities have arrested Jacqueline Quinter, 42, and her alleged accomplices, Ryan Soderholm, 29, and Andrew Williams, 29, on complaints of kidnapping, extortion, conspiracy, sexual battery and child endangerment.

According to police reports, the suspects forced the woman to disrobe and held her in a shop on the property while they threatened her boyfriend's life.

"They had conspired to get them out there to torture them and they definitely did have means to do that torturing," Undersheriff Travis Palmer said.

Investigators said the suspects had a hammer, hatchet and torch on hand to torture the couple.

Authorities said they warned the man they would break his hands and cut off his fingers if he did not settle his debts.

"There was never any intention of harm being done to nobody ... they were free to go whenever they wanted to go," said Earl Hunt.

Hunt claimed he is the nanny at  the residence and was there Sunday. He claims his friends are innocent.

Investigators argue those in the household are known for causing trouble.

Quinter's husband, John, was arrested in September on a murder complaint. He was also accused of assaulting a woman that resulted in a standoff, a few days after the homicide.

Authorities said drug paraphernalia was found in the home during each investigation.

The suspects have been booked into the Pottawatomie County jail.

A child was also in the home at the time of the crimes.