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Man, Daughter Arrested After Allegedly Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Woman Later Found Near Edwards Air Force Base
November 8, 2019 at 8:12 pm

LANCASTER (CBSLA) — A man and his daughter, who allegedly kidnapped a woman in North Las Vegas, then robbed, raped and assaulted her, eventually leaving her outside of Edwards Air Force Base, were behind bars Friday.

The suspects, 54-year-old Stanley Lawton and his daughter 22-year-old Shaniya Poche-Lawton, were arrested and charged with one count each of kidnapping to commit robbery, kidnapping from outside the state, attempted murder and forcible rape, along with three counts each of first-degree ATM robbery, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Jail records showed that Lawton was arrested Wednesday by deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale station and his daughter was arrested early Thursday.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, the victim, only identified as a woman in her forties, was abducted at gunpoint in Las Vegas sometime before Halloween then brought to the Palmdale area where she was kept in a room.

“That victim was then transported across state lines, held…inside of a room for at least a week,” said LASD Captain Eddie Hernandez. “We don’t know what kind of conditions she was held in…At some point, she was sexually assaulted, and then left for dead.”

She was taken to a hospital where she was treated and has since been released.

Both Lawton and his daughter are scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday where bail is expected to be set.


Father, daughter from North Las Vegas arrested in California for kidnapping have prior records

Updated: 12:26 AM, Nov 09, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE 11 PM : While neither suspect has a criminal past here in Nevada; 13 Action News determined from court records in California that both Stanley Lawton and Shaniya Poche-Lawton both have prior felony convictions. Nevada records show Stanley Lawton has been in court several times dealing with child custody issues. Neighbors said he has several children.

Neighbors also pointed to a Facebook page they said belongs to Stanley Lawton. He appears to also go by the name Darue Jahi or "Big Too Sweet" and frequently posted about his musical ambitions.

"He's just one of those family people, " said neighbor John Henderson. "He's got a lot of kids. He's got a lot of family. He's got a lot of friends that would never expect this from him."

Neighbors said police were seen poring over a North Las Vegas home for evidence; taking out guns and a computer.

PREVIOUS STORY: A woman who was reportedly kidnapped from the Las Vegas area was found in California earlier this week.

The woman was found by Air Force police officers from Edwards Air Force Base in Kern County on Wednesday.

A father and daughter from North Las Vegas were arrested shortly after for the woman's kidnapping in Antelope Valley and are currently being held in the Los Angeles area.

They have been identified as 54-year-old Stanley Lawton and 22-year-old Shaniya Poche-Lawton.

They are facing charges of kidnapping to commit robbery, attempted murder, kidnapping from outside the state, forcible rape and 3 counts of first-degree ATM robbery.

The woman was transported to a California hospital to be treated for injuries. A spokesperson for Edwards Air Force Base says she was badly injured. She has not been identified.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller in California confirmed that the FBI are investigating the abduction in California and in the Las Vegas area.

During a press conference on Friday afternoon, local authorities said that the woman who was kidnapped is in her 40s and that the suspects had a gun when they kidnapped her. She was abducted around Oct. 30 and held for several days before being released "into the elements." The suspects were taken into custody without incident.

It was also revealed that the victim knew the suspects.
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