Victim told police she was forced into house and struck with baseball bat
Two women have been arrested on kidnapping and robbery charges after they allegedly accosted a woman in an alley, forced her into a nearby house and assaulted her and stole personal belongings.
Jacquelyn Burrell, 43, and Sarah Soliz, 37, were arrested on June 1, a day after the victim went to the West Side Family Health Care clinic for treatment.
Taft Police said the victim told them she was walking in the north alley of the 400 block of San Emidio Street about 1 p.m. on May 31 when the two suspects, who she knew, confronted her.
During the dispute, the victim told police, the suspects assaulted her, threatened her with pepper spray and then dragged her to a nearby house, where she was struck with a baseball bat and forced to surrender personal items, including a cell phone.
She was then released and went to the medical clinic for treatment of her injuries and police were called.
In addition to the robbery and kidnapping charges, Burell and Soliz face charges of assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment with violence and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Both women are being held in the Kern County Sheriff's central receiving facility.
Burell's bail is $195,000 and Soliz is being held on $202,500 bail.