Skip to comments.4 arrested in kidnap plot
Posted on 05/11/2009 5:45:02 AM PDT by tm61
Four men accused of planning to kidnap two Roanoke County women and hold them for ransom were indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.
Joshua Kasongo, 19, of Roanoke; Mohammed Hussein Guhad, 19, of Roanoke; Luke Musa Elbino, 19, of Vinton; and Anthony Eugene Muse, 18, of Roanoke are each charged with conspiring to kidnap and attempted kidnapping.
Guhad and Muse are students at Patrick Henry High School. Elbino is a student at Virginia Western Community College.
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Ah, the blessings of diversity and tolerance!
I also see representation of the RoP here. In Roanoke?
these punks were let in , no doubt as refugees, living here for free, one of the getting a college education, at a price no citizen can get.
yes, the US’s descent into 3rd world status is only begining, we need to be sure to thank our politicians.
Three out of the four are legal resident African nationals. One is a US citizen.
Where-ever you find Black males, death and mayhem are always near by.
...and so it begins....
Embrace the diversity!
I said the same thing a few weeks ago. We'll be a 3rd world in short order thanks to diversity.
Nice Irish Catholic children
It’s sad but true. Even if we had no immigration, legal or illegal, we would still have a lot of violence sue to problems in most of America’s black communities. In fact, this is the primary factor in what constitutes the most dangerous cities. It even permeates small towns with large black populations. I see it my home city of Houston. The spike in crime over the past several years has been due more to American-born Katrina refugees than to foreign-born illegal immigrants. The only hope is for the black community to wake up, band together, and make a change for the better. Unfortunately, as they continue to vote 90%+ Democrat, this will not happen, at least not on a large scale.
I retired from TI on SW freeway in Stafford at the end of 1994. I lived in Richmond and Bellaire.
They're trying to emulate the Somali pirates? The landlubber version? Thanks for the post.
"Guhad also recruited Muse, who agreed to provide an unoccupied trailer in a secluded area of Roanoke County, according to the indictment. Three of the men also researched their intended targets on the Internet."
Maybe they are trying to emulate the kidnappings for ranson in the Middle East?
Pure speculation, of course.
Friday, May 15, 2009
“Judge denies 3 teens bond in kidnapping case
The fourth defendant in the case was ordered held pending a bond hearing next week.”
By Mike Gangloff
SNIPPET: “Each teen is charged with attempted kidnapping and conspiring to commit kidnapping, charges that stem from an April 6 incident at the Roanoke County home of George and Audrey Levicki.
George Levicki is CEO of Delta Dental of Virginia.
FBI Special Agent Scott Mayne, who testified at each hearing Thursday, said the teens targeted the Levickis after driving past Delta’s headquarters and deciding it looked prosperous.”
SNIPPET: “Urbanski frowned. “I don’t buy for a minute the argument that kidnappings occur every day and this is some sort of routine behavior,” he said.”
Thursday, May 14, 2009
“No bond for kidnapping defendants”
By Mike Gangloff
SNIPPET: “Assistant U.S. Attorney Charlene Day said the four had decided to raise money by kidnapping someone for ransom. They discussed asking for $1 million or $2 million but decided they would accept $50,000 to $100,000.”
SNIPPET: “After researching potential victims’ property values and other information online, they settled on the wife of a dentist who lived in Southwest Roanoke County. On April 6, FBI Special Agent Scott Mayne testified, Elbino called the woman to ask if her husband was home. Told he was not...”
SNIPPET: “Neighbors who saw the incident called police, and one neighbor followed the three as they drove away. Police soon stopped the vehicle, finding handcuffs, rope, gloves, a BB pistol that looked like a real handgun, and other items consistent with a kidnapping plot, Mayne said.
Boyd-Muse allegedly gave the other three a real handgun, .32-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver with a damaged cylinder that may have only been capable of one shot, Mayne said. The agent said Boyd-Muse also offered to let the three hold their kidnapping victim in an old camper parked behind his grandmother’s home in Roanoke County.”
November 3, 2009
Note: The following text is a quote:
Men Involved in Kidnapping Plot Sentenced
All Four Defendants to Serve Substantial Time in Prison
ROANOKE, VAThe four Roanoke men who planned to kidnap the spouses of prominent local doctors and business owners in order to collect ransom money were sentenced yesterday in U.S. District to prison terms ranging from 54 to 66 months.
Mohammed Hussein Guhad, 20, Anthony Boyd-Muse, 18, Joshua Kasongo, 19, all of Roanoke, Va. and Luke Elbino, 20, of Vinton, Va., were indicted in May 2009 in relation to participating in a conspiracy to commit kidnapping for ransom. All four defendants pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in relation to a plot to kidnap for ransom in July 2009.
Today in U.S. District Court, the following sentences were handed down:
Guhad - 66 months incarceration.
Boyd-Muse - 54 months incarceration.
Kasongo - 66 months incarceration.
Elbino - 66 Months of incarceration.
Crimes of violence, such as the attempted kidnapping of innocent people, will be dealt with in a swift and fair manner. The residents of the Western District must be able to own the peace of mind that they are safe inside their own homes. When that piece of mind is attacked, like it was by these four men, this office has the duty to bring the violators to justice, United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said today.
According to a statement of facts read into the record at a previous hearing by Assistant United States Attorney Charlene R. Day, in March 2009, Guhad, Boyd-Muse, Kasongo and Elbino, began discussing a plan to kidnap wealthy women in the Roanoke area, hold them captive and force their husbands to pay ransom for their safe return.
The defendants researched potential targets, conducted surveillance in upscale neighborhoods, bought rope, handcuffs, and disguises, and even secured weapons and a stash house for their victims. Several times during this period the defendants sat in parked cars outside or near the homes of potential targets, some of whom were associated with the medical profession.
On April 6, 2009 the defendants planning became reality. At approximately 11:45 a.m., Elbino called the home of their target and asked if her husband was at home. The victim responded that he was not. Later in the day, Guhad and Elbino knocked on the victims door. The victim opened the door just a crack and kept her foot pressed against it at all times.
While standing at the door, Guhad asked the victim if she would participate in a Red Cross survey. The victim stated that her husband was on the board of the Red Cross and asked what it was they wanted. At this point one of the men stuck his arm through the opening of the door into the victims residence. The victim closed the door on his arm, throwing her body against the door and ran into the home screaming for her husband. Both men ran from the home back to their car, which was parked several blocks away and occupied by Kasongo.
After seeing the two men flee from the victims home, neighbors contacted police who stopped the defendants vehicle shortly thereafter. At the time of the stop, Guhad, Elbino and Kasongo were in the vehicle. Kasongo was driving.
At the time of the traffic stop police recovered a BB gun, tire iron, black back pack, two sets of handcuffs, two packages of new poly rope, one pair of binoculars, three brown cotton gloves, duct tape and a laptop computer. Computer analysis of the laptop found that it was used to research residential and commercial property values, ownership, and locations of prominent Roanoke residents.
The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Roanoke County Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Charlene R. Day prosecuted the case for the United States.
Thanks, Cindy. That’s getting a little close to home.
Yep and you’re welcome SlowBoat407.