Police arrest two on complaints of kidnapping, robbery

Norma Aguilar, 32, and Miguel Garcia, 25, were arrested after a Perry woman called Oklahoma City police saying she believed her daughter had been kidnapped in order to pay off a $2,000 debt, police reported.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Published: September 21, 2012
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Two people were arrested after a Perry woman called Oklahoma City police saying she believed her daughter had been kidnapped.

Norma Aguilar, 32, and Miguel Garcia, 25, were arrested Wednesday evening on complaints of robbery with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping for purposes of extortion.

Police received a call about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday from Gina Martinez, of Perry, who said she believed her daughter, who lives in Oklahoma City, was in danger.

Martinez told police she believed her daughter, Trista Ferguson, had been kidnapped and was being held for ransom. Martinez said her daughter called her a few days before and asked for $2,000 to pay off a debt, according to the report.

Martinez said Ferguson again called her on Tuesday, begging for $2,000. Ferguson told her mother she needed the money to pay people back or they were going to hurt her, police reported.

Martinez told police a woman also got on the phone and told her to get $500 that night and $1,500 the next day but did not make threats to the victim's mother.

Police went to Ferguson's house to check on her three children and found the children with the victim's roommate, Heather Hurst.

Hurst told police it was not uncommon for Ferguson to be out all night and that Hurst had no reason to be concerned.

Hurst said a man and two women came over to talk to Ferguson Tuesday evening and told Ferguson she needed to pay them. Hurst said she did not hear anyone make any type of threat, police reported.

Ferguson's aunt took Ferguson's three children to Perry, police reported. Ferguson was found safe and unharmed.

Aguilar and Garcia were both taken to the Oklahoma County jail. Bail for Aguilar was set at $70,000, while Garcia's bail was set at $140,000.

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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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