4 people accused of abducting, beating and caging woman in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested four people accused of abducting, beating, and caging a woman.


Investigators responded to a residence in Pine Hills around 2:10 p.m. Saturday after they said a woman in her 40s was able to escape her alleged kidnappers and ask neighbors for help.

While at the scene, Channel 9 saw deputies circle the home demanding people to come out.

After about five hours, everyone inside was taken into custody.

Deputies found the woman with minor injuries.

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On Sunday, investigators said 37-year-old Monica Latresis Reed, 19-year-old Damon Andrew Tromp, 21-year-old Kevin Rudolph Holmes, and 39-year-old Cortez Marenso Bernard Jackson were taken into custody.

Court documents claim the suspects worked together to tie the victim’s hands and force her into a car while threatening her with a gun.

The arrest affidavit states the suspects forced the woman into a dog cage in a shed in the backyard to get information about a stolen item.

The woman said Monica Reed also pistol-whipped her.

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Court records show Reed was previously arrested eight times with accusations ranging from burglary, criminal mischief, battery, witness tampering, stalking, to hitting a pregnant woman.

Jackson has more than a dozen arrests including drug charges, robbery, domestic violence and attempted first-degree murder.

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