Decapitated band members
Members of the death metal band, Decapitated. Photo: Facebook

All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated remained in a Los Angeles County jail Monday, awaiting extradition to Spokane, Washington, on suspicion of kidnapping a woman following a concert there, authorities said.

Michal Mikolaj Lysejko, 27; Waclaw Jan Kieltyka, 35; Rafal Tomasz Piotrowski, 31; and Hubert Edward Wiecek, 30, are being held without bail in the sheriff’s Inmate Reception Center downtown, according to inmate records.

They were arrested early Saturday in Santa Ana after a concert at The Observatory. Los Angeles deputies assisted Santa Ana police with the arrests.

According to the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, a woman reported to police just before 2 a.m. on Sept. 1 that she was kidnapped by Decapitated band members after a concert hours earlier in downtown Spokane.

The same story said defense attorney Steve Graham of Spokane was hired by the band on Thursday after members became aware of the investigation.

“There is another side to this,” he said, according to the newspaper. “We have witnesses that can testify to the fact that the accuser came to visit the band of her own free will and left on good terms.”

According to the band’s website, they played a show at The Roxy on Sunset Boulevard on Thursday night. They are scheduled to play the Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Monday evening.

—City News Service


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