View Full Version : Snitches get stitches ... errr ... branded and shaved

06-22-2007, 01:07 PM
Woman's Head Shaved, Face Branded 'Snitch'
Police Say Woman Accused Of Calling Child Services

POSTED: 12:11 pm CDT June 22, 2007
UPDATED: 12:48 pm CDT June 22, 2007

PHOENIX -- Four people have been arrested in connection with kidnapping, assaulting and using a branding iron to burn the word "snitch" on a Mesa woman's face, police said.

Investigators said they believe the crime was done in retaliation for reporting one of the men and woman to Child Protective Services in February 2006, which ultimately led to CPS taking away their children.

"If CPS removes a child from the house, there must be some very serious allegations," said Sgt. Chuck Trapani of the Mesa Police Department. "So the children removed, they're in CPS custody, and now they're blaming this person for what they did wrong. "

Police said they arrested James H. Standridge, 34, Jackie L. Getz, 26, and Kibbol A. Avila, 33, on suspicion of kidnapping, aggravated assault and unlawful imprisonment.


Preston L. Valdez, 21, was charged with one count each of aggravated assault and unlawful imprisonment with a no-bond status.

All of the suspects live in the Mesa area.

Police said the victim, a 38-year-old woman, called the Mesa Police Department on June 13 to report the crime.

Officers said an intensive five-day investigation determined that the group worked together to ensure that the woman would be at a certain apartment in Mesa.

When the woman entered the apartment, the group assaulted and held her against her will, detectives said.

The suspects shaved off a portion of the victim's hair and, using a branding iron, burned the word "snitch" on her face, then blindfolded her, officers said.

Her body was also burned with a propane torch, investigators said.

The woman was then placed in a vehicle and driven to a neighborhood where she was released, detectives said.

A witness noticed the woman stumbling down the street and called police, according to investigators.

A second witness stopped the victim and waited with her near the road until police and paramedics arrived. The woman was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and later released.

Investigators executed a search warrant at the apartment where the crime took place and found evidence of the crime. They were able to track down and arrest all four suspects.

Bond for Standridge and Getz was set at $270,000. Avila's bond was set at $80,000.

Garcia Bronco
06-22-2007, 01:11 PM
wow...guess that'll teach her.

06-22-2007, 01:14 PM
I'd like to take those four and brand "child raper" on their foreheads....I have zero tolerance for anyone who messes with kids..

06-22-2007, 01:27 PM
Holy crap. Kill them now.

06-22-2007, 01:39 PM
Good plan to get the kid back.

Bill Lundberg
06-22-2007, 01:48 PM
Something is wrong with me. I was fully expecting this thread to be about Shaved Snatch

06-22-2007, 01:51 PM
Where do these animals come from? Pure trash.

big nasty kcnut
06-22-2007, 01:58 PM
Kill them with a antifreeze latte.

06-22-2007, 02:39 PM
Something is wrong with me. I was fully expecting this thread to be about Shaved Snatch
Funny how one vowel can change everything.

Garcia Bronco
06-22-2007, 02:44 PM
Good plan to get the kid back.

I mean really