RIO BLANCO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – New particulars from the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Workplace reveals the harrowing story of lady who was saved from a person accused of kidnapping her. On Feb. 2, investigators say 48-year-old Joseph Beecher compelled his manner onto a personal ranch on County Street 8. The ranch is owned by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
They are saying he was seen driving a black 1997 Mazda pickup earlier than he received out, appeared on the locked gate to the ranch, received again contained in the truck and rammed by the gate. Beecher then went to a house and left with a girl in a truck registered to her husband. Beecher’s truck was discovered caught within the snow.
The 2 traveled to a number of locations within the Denver space earlier than heading to Wyoming, officers say.
Investigators say Craig Police first discovered of Beecher earlier that day when he allegedly burglarized a resort he lived and was employed. Police say he argued together with his employer after which broke into the person’s dwelling and took an AR-15, one other rifle and ammo.
Later, Cheyenne Police say they discovered the truck Beecher and the sufferer traveled in at a motel. Surveillance video confirmed the sufferer paying for a room.
After a SWAT operation, investigators interviewed the girl who stated she was a supervising housekeeper on the ranch. She says somebody requested her who she was, and when she circled she noticed a person pointing a rifle at her face. She says he threatened to shoot her and commanded her to drive him to Denver.
“Whereas within the Cheyenne room, Beecher made her sleep within the mattress with him together with her head on his chest, her arm round his center, and her leg over his,” the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Workplace said.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the FBI assisted within the search that led to the girl being discovered protected.