Both men face multiple felonies from attack on Thursday morning

Taft Police have arrested the second suspect in a robbery and kidnapping of a Taft man.

Jose DeJesus Mota, 21, was taken into custody by officers Friday morning in the 100 block of Monroe, about 24 hours after the crime started, Taft Police said.

Mota, along with Eduardo Alcantar-Lopez, 24, face multiple charges from the break-in at a home on the 200 block of San Emidio Street that led to the assault and kidnapping at knife point of the victim.

Alcantar-Lopez has been transferred to the Kern County Sheriff's central receiving facility.
He is being held on $670,000 bail.

Mota will remain in Taft Jail through the weekend.

Both men are charged with kidnapping to commit robbery, carjacking, robbery, false imprisonment with violence, threatening with the intent to terrorize and conspiracy

The victim, whose name was not released, was bound and blindfolded inside his home as it was ransacked and then driven in his own car to Chase bank a few blocks away with one suspect holding a knife to his neck, Lt. Pete Aranda said.

Once there, the suspects ordered him to go into the bank and withdraw money and return with it,.

If he didn't, police said, the suspects threatened to kill him and his family and burn his house down.
The victim instead told bank employees what was happening and they called police.
As officers arrived, both suspects fled from the car.

Alcantar-Lopez was caught a short distance away, but Mota escaped until his arrest Friday.

Alcantar-Lopez has been transferred to the Kern County Sheriff's central receiving facility.
He is being held on $670,000 bail.

Mota will remain in Taft Jail through the weekend.

Both men are charged with kidnapping to commit robbery, carjacking, robbery false imprisonment with violence, threatening with the intent to terrorize and conspiracy.