Mount Shasta Police officers arrested three people Tuesday afternoon, charging them with kidnapping a 44 year old male from a Mount Shasta residence, beating him and leaving him naked and unconscious at the City Park.
Paul "Flacco" Bledsoe, 21 of W. Va., Kristen "Mystery" Hill, 36 of Mich. and Casey Mathew Whirl, 32 of Mount Shasta are all currently lodged in the Siskiyou County Jail with bail set at $100,000. Each suspect was charged with kidnapping, felony battery with great bodily injury and conspiracy to commit a crime, according to Jayme Lynch, spokesperson for the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department.
MSPD officers responded to a disturbance at 25 Ski Village Drive in Mount Shasta at about 10:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, said officer Robert Gibson.
"There were reports of glass breaking and a person yelling that they were going to get a gun," said Gibson. "When officers arrived, they determined all the subjects involved had left. A reporting party said a full-length maroon Dodge van had recently left the area."
Based on the vehicle's description and officer's knowledge that a similar vehicle frequents the Mount Shasta City Park, they decided to search that area, Gibson said.
A short time later, the victim was found lying unconscious, injured and naked in the park's lower parking lot, Gibson said.
The victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta for treatment of major head and internal injuries, Gibson said.
While in the hospital, the victim gave statements and descriptions of the suspects. He also said he was sexually assaulted by the two males, Gibson reported.
Gibson said as he was following up on leads on Tuesday, Oct. 16, he contacted Bledsoe and Hill.
Hill admitted to fighting with the victim at Whirl's Ski Village Drive residence and gave officers the victim's clothes, which were inside her vehicle, Gibson said.
During further questioning, Hill admitted that after the victim was knocked unconscious, Bledsoe and Whirl put him inside her van and they took him to the City Park, where they assaulted him, stripped him of his clothes and left him unconscious, Gibson said.
The investigation into a possible sexual assault is ongoing, said Gibson.
Court dates for each suspect have been set for tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 18.
If you have information about the case, Gibson asks you call the Mount Shasta Police Department at 926-7540.