CONWAY, Ark. (TCD) — A judge recently sentenced two individuals from Tennessee for kidnapping and threatening a 17-year-old girl in an attempt to extort money from her family in 2022.
On Thursday, Nov. 2, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas announced that the Honorable Chief Judge Susan Hickey sentenced 40-year-old Samuel Bolling Jr. to life in prison and his co-defendant, 21-year-old Dayla Ferrer, to 15 years in prison.
According to the Hot Springs Police Department, on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, shortly after 3:20 p.m., missing teen Trynytee Case was found at 4737 Central Ave. She sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
Police identified Bolling and Ferrer as the primary suspects, and at approximately 5:52, officers located them at 4810 Central Ave. They were arrested on charges of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, first-degree battery, and first-degree false imprisonment.
Court documents from the attorney’s office reveal that on April 18, 2022, Ferrer approached the victim in downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas, and asked for her help. The girl reportedly got into Ferrer’s car, but then Bolling suddenly attacked and held her down.
The attorney’s office said Bolling and Ferrer contacted the girl’s family and demanded $10,000 to let her go safely.
WHBQ-TV reports that a co-worker tried to call Case, but no one answered, so she notified her mother, who also tried calling. After numerous tries, someone allegedly answered Case’s mother’s call and said, “Everything is fine.” A man reportedly answered the phone and threatened to cut the girl up if they didn’t offer up the money.
Bolling and Ferrer kept the girl overnight before releasing her the next day.
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