2 men arrested in kidnapping, assault of woman in Montgomery – NBC4 Washington

Two 22-year-old men were charged with kidnapping and beating a woman earlier this month in Montgomery County, Maryland, police said.

The victim knew the attackers, identified as Javier Antonio Ortiz and Edwin Manuel Reyes, of Hyattsville, authorities said.

The woman told police that on February 5, the two suspects approached her while she was at the Unplugged restaurant and sports bar on Georgia Avenue in Wheaton.

Ortiz and Reyes convinced her to go with them, she said. Once in the car, the suspects allegedly began beating her and threatened her with a gun as she tried to get out, police said.

The men then drove to an unspecified location, where they allegedly pulled her from the car and attacked her before she lost consciousness, police said.

The victim woke up on the side of the road in the 2600 block of Powder Mill Road in Hyattsville, authorities said.

During the investigation, detectives identified Reyes and Ortiz as the two men involved in the assault. They were arrested on February 16.

No information on a possible motive for the assault was immediately available.

Ortiz faces charges of kidnapping and second-degree assault. Reyes is charged with kidnapping, first and second degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in connection with a felony. He is hospitalized for an injury unrelated to this case.

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