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Deputies: 3 arrested after man kidnapped and held for ransom

Published On: Aug 06 2014 08:24:56 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 27 2014 10:26:46 PM CDT
WAYNE COUNTY -

Three men have been charged for allegedly kidnapping a man in Wayne County and demanding a ransom, investigators said.

Hector Mendoza-Alcala, Gerardo Olera and Jose Saucedo were all arrested and charged with first-degree kidnapping, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said the suspects kidnapped Roberto Baltazar, 47, of Dudley, near his home on Angleita Drive Monday. The suspects then allegedly called the victim's family and demanded a ransom.

Baltazar was found Thursday near Mount Olive and safely returned to his family, the Sheriff's Office said.