Three People Arrested in San Jose Kidnap, Torture Case

Authorities in San Jose, California, reported the capture of three individuals in connection with a case of kidnapping and torture that occurred in February.

The victim was tortured and abused several times by various defendants while he was detained against his will, according to the police press release.

The person was reportedly set free and arrived at a nearby hospital two days subsequent to the alleged abduction, according to investigators.

Kim Ho, Dayton Pham, and Duc Nguyen were arrested last week after an investigation.

According to police, illicit gaming machines and marijuana were found during a search warrant that was connected to the case.

Robbery, abduction, assault with a lethal weapon, and torture are among the charges made against the individuals.

While investigating Nguyen, San Jose police discovered he was also involved in other crimes.  The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office was looking into a large-scale organized retail theft ring, and San Jose police named Nguyen the main suspect.

Twelve other individuals, including Nguyen, were taken into custody regarding that case. They were all accused of stealing around $150,000 of products from stores in the area.

The sheriff’s office said the suspects were apprehended with the help of the San Jose and Campbell police departments, the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team, and the High Impact Team.

Most of the goods seized, valued at around $110,000, were allegedly from Home Depot. According to investigators, Sunglass Hut, Macy’s, Target, Kohl’s, and Lowe’s contributed an extra $40,000 in items.

In the retail theft case, Duc Nguyen was one of the suspects named along with Hoan, Phuoc, Dat, Anita, Tu, and Su Nguyen. Also name were Duyen Le, Dat Tran, Lisa Butler, Hoang Luu, and Chau Vo.

The Santa Clara County Jail was the site of the suspects’ booking on several charges, including robbery, abduction, torture, and assault with a dangerous weapon, as reported by the police.

According to the victim’s neighbor, the individuals residing in the house where the victim was held were a constant source of trouble. Ho’s house was raided at least three times before.

The neighbor said she was surprised to hear that someone had been wounded, even though she was worried about their potential aggression.