Man: I was lured, robbed
YOUNGSTOWN – A man said a woman lured him to a South Side home for sex Saturday and instead he was held at gunpoint by two men and his home was broken into.
Police arrested a man and a woman on aggravated robbery and kidnapping charges after the incident, which began on West LaClede Avenue about 3 p.m. Saturday.
Kevin Huggins, 37, of Idlewood Avenue, told police a woman he knows had asked to have sex with him Friday and he declined then, but he agreed to meet her Saturday at a 745 W. LaClede Ave. home.
When he got there, however, two men holding shotguns bound his hands, eyes and mouth with duct tape, reports state. Huggins said the men took $300 in cash, his concealed-carry permit and his .38-caliber revolver.
The men punched, kicked and pistol whipped him, trying to find out where he had hidden more money, reports state. At one point, a cruiser pulled into the drive on an unrelated foot chase, but Huggins said he could not make contact with anyone outside.
Huggins eventually told the men he had up to $13,000 in his home, and they went there and tripped the burglar alarm, reports state. They then called his brother and had Huggins make his brother reset the alarm. Huggins was able to sit up and hop out of the house, where neighbors spotted him and freed him, reports state.
At Huggins’ Idlewood Avenue home, his brother found Daniel Ortello, 24, of Massillon, and Meisha Williams, 24, of Idlewood Avenue, inside at 5:55 p.m. and locked them inside when police came. They came out when they were threatened with a police dog, reports state, and were arrested.
Ortello and Williams were each arrested on charges of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and burglary. They were arraigned in Municipal Court and each has a bond of $700,000.