Richmond police have arrested five people who they say kidnapped and assaulted a woman last week.
The woman reported that she went to an apartment on Hampton Way on Thursday to deliver a vehicle to Michael D. Walters, 21, police said.
The victim said Walters, three other men and one woman at the apartment accused her of giving information to the police about a recent shooting on O’Roarke Avenue “in which they were considered to be suspects,” according to a news release from Richmond police.
Police said one of the men, Justin L. White, 23, “would question the victim about the matter, and when she denied knowledge of the incident,” the woman, Kandacy R. Brannon, 24, “would assault her.”
After being assaulted two or three times, the woman ran outside to the vehicle she came in, but Brannon got inside and assaulted her again, police said.
“All five of the suspects then entered the vehicle and drove the victim against her will to an apartment in the 1000 block of Heathcliff Drive where she was forced out of the vehicle and into the apartment,” according to the release.
Inside, White held a handgun to the woman’s head and said he would kill her if she didn’t tell them what she told the police. Again, police said, Brannon assaulted the woman when she denied knowing about it.
Finally, the group left and the woman called someone to take her to the hospital, according to police.
The woman had two black eyes — one swollen shut — and knots and bruises “over her entire body,” the release stated.
Walters, White, Brannon, and Aaron D. Estell-Bradshaw and Jordan S. Cornelison, both 22, were found Friday at the apartment on Hampton Way where the situation allegedly began.
All five were charged with kidnapping.
Richmond police also charged White with first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a handgun by a felon and third-degree terroristic threatening.
Brannon also was charged with fourth-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening.
All were being held in the Madison County Detention Center.