Roswell Police Dep[auth] artment detectives have named two as persons of interest in a kidnapping case that occurred on July 5. Officials are seeking the assistance of the public in locating Issac Garcia and Louie Calderon. According to the police, one of the men may be driving a full-sized beige-colored van. The men are believed to be in the Carlsbad area.
The affidavit of criminal complaint says the male victim was found walking south of Hagerman. He had been severely beaten and left to die. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was later flown to Lubbock for further medical treatment.
The court records reported that at the time of the initial interview with police, the victim had two black eyes and several broken bones in his face. The detective also observed scrapes on his back and his knees.
During the initial interview with the victim, officials learned that his assailants had taken him at gunpoint, pulled him from the vehicle, a 2001 red Oldsmobile Alero, began striking him and continued kicking him after he fell to the ground.
The victim told the detective that his assailants drove him somewhere near Artesia, but said he had little recall of the event. The male subjects took his wallet, credit cards and cell phone.
Two suspects, Boonie Michael Gonzales and Bryan Ramos, have been arrested and charged. Gonzales turned himself in to the police on June 17. He is charged with kidnapping and armed robbery.
The Chaves County Detention Center alerted the police to Ramos’ potential involvement in the crime. According to the court documentation, Ramos denied involvement, saying he was in another vehicle and when the beating began, he got out of there. Eventually, he admitted to driving the car, but continues to deny participating in the beating.
Ramos was apprehended on Aug. 1. He is charged with accessory to kidnapping and accessory to armed robbery.
Both Gonzales and Ramos remain at the Chaves County Detention Center.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of either Garcia or Calderon are urged to contact the Roswell Police Department (575-624-6770) or Crime Stoppers (1-888-594-8477).