Jun 02, 2023

Police capture 2nd suspect in alleged Manhattan kidnapping

Posted Jun 02, 2023 1:30 PM

RILEY COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects for an alleged violent crime in Manhattan.

Just before 11p.m. Thursday, police arrested Edwin Gonzalez, 28, of Manhattan on a Riley County District Court warrant for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, and kidnapping, according to the Riley County Police Department activity report.

This warrant stems from a February 18, case where it was reported Gonzalez and Cecilia Chavez, 29, also of Manhattan held two men known to them inside a Manhattan apartment in the 700 block of Allison Avenue. Gonzalez and Chavez were armed with a shotgun.

It was also reported they hit the men several times. Gonzalaz remains confined in the Riley County Jail with a total bond of $50,000. Chavez was arrested in connection to this case on February 19.