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Couple Charged with Aggravated Kidnapping

A San Angelo man and woman have been charged with the Aggravated Kidnapping of a 49-year-old San Angelo woman. 

31-year-old Richard Michael Castaneda and 26-year-old Aurora Deltoro-Santana are each charged with Aggravated Kidnapping, both held in the Tom Green County Jail on $100,000.00 and $50,000 bond respectively.

The couple was arrested yesterday afternoon following a lengthy investigation that began yesterday morning in a north San Angelo neighborhood.

Around 7:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4800 block of N. Chadbourne Street for the report of an unknown problem where a man reportedly located a female whose hands were bound together. 

Officers arrived and located the woman, who had visible injuries to her face and swelling and injury to her hands.  The woman was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of her injuries and later released.

Following the initial investigation, Officers followed up on leads which led them to a travel-trailer located on a property in the 4800 block of Grothe Street.  Officers established a perimeter and Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene.  Initial attempts to make contact with the occupants were unsuccessful but after several hours of negotiation, both suspects, identified as Castaneda and Deltoro-Santana, exited the trailer along with a 3-year-old girl.

Castaneda and Deltoro-Santana were charged following interviews at Police Headquarters and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  The child, who was allegedly present during the incident, was taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

Subsequent to the investigation, Detectives learned Castaneda and Deltoro-Santana, who are acquaintances of the victim, were with the victim on the evening of the 28th.  At some point the victim was tied up, assaulted and held captive for several hours.  The victim managed to escape the next morning and ran down the street to get help.

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be released at this time.

The Department's CSI Unit and the Tom Green County Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) assisted during the investigation.