A father and daughter charged with the abduction and rape of a woman in Las Vegas before leaving her to die in the California desert are first portrayed.
Stanley Alfred Lawton, 54, and Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton, 22, dumped the woman off a highway near Edwards Air Force Base north of Los Angeles.
Court records obtained by KTNV local station seem to show that they have multiple crime convictions in California.
Stanley Alfred Lawton, 54, and Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton, 22, are accused of abducting and raping a woman in Las Vegas before leaving her to die in the California desert
Stanley Alfred Lawton, 54, and Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton, 22, dumped the woman off a highway near Edwards Air Force Base north of Los Angeles, where she was found by soldiers during a routine patrol early Wednesday
She was found by soldiers during a routine patrol early Wednesday, Capt said. Eduardo Hernandez in the sheriff of Los Angeles County during a press conference.
They had also held her prisoner for a week. It is not clear how long the woman was in the desert in her forties or why she was released.
She remained without food or water and was reportedly cold and suffering from exposure to the elements when she was in a & # 39; sloppy condition & # 39; was found.
None of the suspects have a criminal past in Nevada, they both have previous criminal convictions in California, according to court records obtained by KTNV.
The convictions of Stanley Lawton date from the 1980s, but his daughter received them from her in recent years.
Nevada records that Lawton, who has several children, has been in court several times with child custody issues.
& # 39; He's just one of those family members, & # 39; said neighbor John Henderson. & # 39; He has many children. He has a lot of family. He has many friends who would never expect this from him. & # 39;
The police also took weapons and a computer from the house of the suspect in North Las Vegas.
Stanley Lawton has been in court several times according to court records in Nevada for child custody issues
Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton, 22 has recent convictions, but it is not clear what they are for
Neighbor Kimberly Henderson told KTNV: & # 39; astonishing, especially two doors down, it shows that anything can happen. & # 39;
Eduardo Hernandez said the female victim was being treated in a hospital and was released.
While officials said Lawton and Poche-Lawton knew the victim, they gave no reason for the attack and said no ransom was demanded.
It was not clear if they had lawyers who could speak on their behalf.
The father and daughter kidnapped the woman with a shot in North Las Vegas on October 30 and brought her to Lawton's house in Palmdale, California, the authorities said. They are accused of keeping her in a room and sexually abusing her on Sunday.
The father and daughter kidnapped the woman with a shot in North Las Vegas on October 30 and brought her to Lawton's house in Palmdale, California,
The father-daughter team is accused of having robbed the woman at ATMs on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, say court documents, but authorities would not say how much money was stolen
Sources for law enforcement told NBC Los Angeles that the woman was abducted from a Las Vegas company and detained in Nevada, put in the trunk of a car, and finally taken to a location in Palmdale.
The father-daughter team is accused of robbing the woman at ATMs on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, court documents say, but authorities would not say how much money was stolen.
Lawton was arrested on Wednesday and his daughter was arrested early the next morning.
Each of them is accused of kidnapping to commit a robbery, attempted murder, abduction from the state, rape and three counts of first-degree ATM theft, according to the office of the prosecutor in Los Angeles County.
Lawton and Poche-Lawton were detained on bail of $ 4.5 million and $ 3.5 million respectively, the public prosecutor said.
The case can be moved to the federal court because the victim has been brought across state borders. The FBI is investigating the kidnapping with the police from Los Angeles County and North Las Vegas.