California guy believed to have kidnapped ex is caught in Las Vegas

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017|10:40 p.m.

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Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office by means of AP This undated photo reveals Joseph Hetzel. The constable’s workplace states Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, that investigators are looking for Hetzel, who they state kidnapped Virginia Paris, his previous girlfriend, and has been holding her against her will for several days.

A California man believed of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend has actually been collared in Las Vegas, authorities said Tuesday night.

Joseph Hetzel, 52, was scheduled into prison on suspicion of carjacking and kidnapping, the Santa Barbara County Constable’s Workplace said in a news release.

The woman, Virginia Paris, was dropped off by Hetzel at a Henderson casino-hotel late Monday night, deputies stated.

Security officers at the Railroad Pass reported that Paris, 55, approached them late Monday and told them she had actually been abducted, Henderson authorities stated.

Paris was dealt with at a medical facility then reunited with her household. No even more details were launched about her condition.

Detectives think Hetzel kidnapped Paris in Solvang, California, and repelled in her black Chrysler sedan. They were seen Sunday near Phoenix, where Paris approached a customer for help at a cafe.

Private investigators say Hetzel saw the exchange, got Paris and dragged her away. They were seen taking a look at of a hotel near the Grand Canyon Monday early morning.

Authorities found Paris’ vehicle deserted in Mesquite early Tuesday.

Paris formerly obtained a limiting order against Hetzel.

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