SullivanDETROIT -- Two women and a man were arraigned Friday on multiple felony charges following the shooting and alleged kidnapping and extortion of a man who police said was looking for sex with a prostitute.
Robert Sullivan, 47, Tinykqua Walker, 17, and Sherri Gress, 43, were arrested Tuesday following a Detroit police raid on a residence on JoAnn, where a 52-year-old Roseville man was allegedly held captive.
Police said on Feb. 13, the Roseville man used a Web site to set up a meeting with a woman from an escort service. When the man met the escort at a motel, she convinced him to take her to a home in the 19700 block of JoAnn. The pair drank alcohol and took drugs, police said, but when the man wanted to leave, he was robbed, forced into the basement, had his teeth knocked out, was tied up with extension cords and shot in the knee.
The next day, someone called the man's family, demanding ransom.
The alleged kidnappers cut off the deal because they suspected the man had contacted authorities, police said.
That evening, the suspects drove the man to a bank to ply more money from him but the bank was closed, police said. The alleged kidnappers and victim stopped at a convenience store. The 52-year-old overpowered the lone person who stayed with him in the car and ran off. He was able to stagger to a nearby business and was eventually taken to the hospital.
The man led police to the home.
The three were arraigned Friday on charges of assault with intent to rob while armed, assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault, felonious assault and extortion. Sullivan and Walker also face felony firearm charges.
A fourth man was arrested Friday, police said, but had not yet been charged.
Police are still looking for the 52-year-old's 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, which was stolen from him.
Police believe there may be more victims who are afraid or too embarrassed to come forward.
Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department Eastern District's Special Operations at (313) 596-5977 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP.