Farmersville kidnapping suspects sought


A search is underway in Tulare County for two kidnapping suspects.

Detectives are asking the public for help in identifying two men.

They are wanted in connection with a kidnapping of a man in Farmersville on September 27th.  

The male victim was released after a ransom was paid.

“Just to hear of a kidnapping that is actually pretty shocking to me,” says Farmersville resident Gregorio Salazar, “not something I would think would happen here”.

News that a kidnapping happened in Farmersville comes as a surprise to many.  

“Just to do that you emotionally scare people for a very long time,” he says.

It happened back on September 27th, a man was walking down a unidentified street when three armed suspects kidnapped him and drove off.

They then demanded money, and they got.

“We determined that there was three people involved in the ransom, there was a undisclosed amount of money that was paid to the suspects and the victim was released,” says Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Joe Torres.

Sgt. Joe Torres from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office says after hours of being taken the victim was dropped off at a location in Lindsay where the exchange happened.

Authorities didn’t learn about the incident until early October.

The suspects told the victim they would harm them if they went to authorities.

“We arrested Geraldo Reyes from Arizona, he was one of the persons involved in the kidnapping for ransom,” says Torres.

Reyes was arrested in Glendale, Arizona, he is now being brought back to Tulare County.

Now the search is on for two armed and dangerous men, two security camera pictures show who they are looking for.

“The two suspects that are outstanding we do not know their whereabouts, it is possible he is from Tulare County.”

People in Farmersville say they hope the suspects are found in fear they will do this again.

“Kidnapping isn’t something you play around with it is a very serious crime,” adds Salazar.

If you recognize their photos, contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (559) 733-6218 or anonymously at (559) 725-4194.


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