Two men charged in alleged kidnapping, beating

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Staff Report



NEWBERRY — Larry Hernandez, 38, of Covina, Calif., and Jesus Ivan Solis, 25, of Rio Grande City, Texas, were taken into custody on Sept. 25 on outstanding warrants from the Newberry Police Department.

Interim Police Chief Roy McClurkin said that on Aug. 16, a man reported he had been held against his will by individuals associated with a concert at the skating rink on S.C. 34 in Newberry.

The victim stated that a performer named Larry Hernandez, his associate Jesus Solis and two other unknown Hispanic males were not satisfied with the amount of money they received from the concert.

The victim stated he was held against his will at the direction of Hernandez while another male that was with him was taken to get more money.

McClurkin said the victim told police he was wrapped in clear plastic wrap and beaten by Hernandez and Solis.

After an investigation by Newberry Police, which included interviewing witnesses and analyzing other evidence gathered at the scene, the case was turned over to the 8th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Hernandez and Solis were charged with kidnapping and third-degree assault and battery by mob.

Hernandez was arrested without incident at LAX Airport by Los Angeles County authorities on Sept. 25. At some point, Hernandez will appear before a judge in Los Angeles County for an extradition hearing, McClurkin said.

Solis was arrested without incident by Colorado authorities on Sept. 25. At some point, Solis will appear before a judge in Colorado for an extradition hearing.