Four men and a woman have been charged in connection with the kidnapping, torture and robbery of a victim in a Costa Mesa motel, police said Wednesday.
Michael Camardi, 27, of Santa Ana, Katherine Dudley, 22, of Huntington Beach, Kaiewa Haoletanno, 25, of San Juan Capistrano, Jason Sacdalan, 27, of Costa Mesa and Joseph Spellman, 29, of Costa Mesa, have been charged in connection with the Feb. 11 attack, according to Roxi Fyad of the Costa Mesa Police Department.
Police were called about 9:15 p.m., Feb. 11, to a shopping center in the 2300 block of Harbor Boulevard to assist a 38-year-old man, who was bleeding from his head as he sought help from store employees, Fyad said.
The victim told investigators he was forced to drive another 30-year-old male victim and several suspects to a nearby motel, Fyad said.
The 38-year-old man was beaten and stabbed at the motel while his captors took his credit cards and vehicle, Fyad said. The other victim managed to get away before the group got to the motel, Fyad said.
Haoletanno was the last of the suspects to be taken into custody following a month-long investigation, Fyad said. Haoletanno was arrested Saturday.
Haoletanno is charged with assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, torture, kidnapping, kidnapping to commit robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, car theft, all felonies, as well as false imprisonment, a misdemeanor, according to court records. He is next due in court April 20. Camardi faces the same charges.
Co-defendants Dudley, Spellman and Sacdalan are charged with the same felonies, but also faces sentencing enhancement allegations for gang activity, according to court records.
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