William Luth, 24, a married father of one, and Brady Newman-Caddell, 21, who ‘kidnapped a sheriff’s deputy from outside the jail where she works and raped her for two hours’ Charged
The two men, abducted the deputy from the parking lot of the county jail in Olathe, Kansas at around 11.30pm on Friday
After assaulting the young woman who was not in uniform at the time and knew neither man, they released her two hours later in a remote highway, in the dark
Authorities released surveillance footage of the dark blue Mazda believed to have been used in the abduction, a car registered to Luth’s wife
William Luth and Brady Newman-Caddell, have been arrested following a public tipoff on their whereabouts, held on a $1 million bond
Facing charges of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of rape each and aggravated sodomy
Following a tip from the public, two male suspects have been arrested and charged with the kidnapping and rape of a sheriff’s deputy in Johnson County, Kansas.
Prosecutors announced Tuesday, that the men, William Luth, 24, from Blue Springs, Missouri and Brady Newman-Caddell, 21, from Independence, Kansas, are facing charges of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of rape each and aggravated sodomy.
William Luth (top) and 21-year-old Brady Newman-Caddell (below) have been charged in the aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault of a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy
The Facebook profile for the married father of one says he studied at Full Sail University, in Orange County, Florida. His accomplice Newman-Caddell’s Facebook page says he works at Texas Roadhouse, a steak restaurant.
Police say the suspects followed the woman, who is a deputy sheriff and in her early 20s, from a QuikTrip market at E. Santa Fe and South Ridgeview to the county jail parking lot at 101 N. Kansas Avenue in Olathe and then kidnapped and blindfolded her about 11.30pm on Friday.
Two men charged with kidnapping, raping sheriff’s deputy, William Luth (left) and Brady Newman-Caddell
William Luth was driving a vehicle registered to his wife when he and a younger accomplice abducted and assaulted an off-duty sheriff’s deputy
Luth and Newman-Caddell grabbed the victim, who was in civilian clothing and on her way to work as she was getting out of her car in the booking facility’s parking lot and blindfolded.
They reportedly released her around 1.15 am, with instructions to keep her head covered, before they drove off. She was freed in a dark and remote area near Interstate 470 and Northeast Woods Chapel Road and staggered until she saw the lights of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim was abducted from the parking lot of the county jail’s booking facility
Police believe that though this was a planned the attack, the suspects did not know this particular victim: ‘I do believe there was some planning premeditation for lack of a better word,’ said Captain Brian Hill at a press conference. Surveillance camera footage showed the men sitting in a blue vehicle in the parking lot of the QuikTrip and then following the victim as she drove away.
“Our suspect vehicle at the Quik Trip pulls into a gas pump basically. Neither subject gets out of the car. Nobody pumps any gas. Nobody throws anything away and sits there until our deputy leaves. At the time she backs out and leaves, he exits and follows here,” says Hill. “We have a pretty good camera trail from the Quik Trip all the way to the parking lot. It appears evident to us that although they may not have been specifically looking for our victim, they were looking for a victim,” said Hill.
A Kansas sheriff’s department released video of the car (above) believed to have been used in the abduction and sexual assault of a deputy
According to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp, the victim was dropped off half a mile away from the sheriff department’s headquarters. She kept walking in her battered condition until she saw the lights coming from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
“She got dropped off in a very dark, remote location and she just started walking toward the light,” “It was very fortunate that we had somebody there that was able to bring her in and make her feel safe again. I can’t imagine what she went through. I know that she had to be terrified.”
The incident sparked a massive manhunt lasting throughout the weekend. Investigators were looking for the men in a blue car who they said abducted the deputy outside the Johnson County Jail house and sexually assaulted her for two hours before finally letting her go. The public tip off that reportedly led to the whereabouts of the men, helped with the serving of search warrants, Monday night.
The victim is reportedly ‘doing okay’ and helping in the investigation.
Luth and Brady Newman-Caddell are now charged in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Kansas sheriff’s deputy.They have both been held on a $1 million bond.