The police have launched a hunt for a woman that took a huge role in kidnapping a man, who was assaulted and then tied naked to a tree.
45-year-old Ronald Betances was arrested by the police on Sunday (June 21, 2020), however, Ariel Dupuis, the 29-year-old woman, is still on the run.
It is said that Ariel helped Ronald abduct a man at knifepoint from a house in Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday.
The man was then bundled into a vehicle, were his wallet and smartphone were stolen from him.
Chris Sergeant Chris Sanders, a detective sergeant with the Manchester Police, said that his kidnappers then drove to several locations.
Sergeant Sanders added:
The victim was then forced to remove his clothing, had his wrists and feet bound, and was assaulted before being tied to a tree. The victim managed to free himself and then contacted the police.
The 2 suspects and the victims are known to each other.
Ariel was also the subject of a police hunt before for being involved in a January 2016 shooting.
She was in a hotel room in Londonderry, New Hampshire when a man from Boston was shot.
In 2017, she was arrested by the police on a drug possession charge after a traffic stop conducted by the New Hampshire State Police in Windham.
Ariel was also detained in Merrimack for a number of times after she violated driving laws.
In December 2017, Ariel was also arrested for possession of Tramadol and Crack Cocaine. She was taken into custody on a judge’s order with the help of the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department.
In November 2019, Ariel was detained for over-speeding in Windham.
That’s a lot of criminal history for someone who is just 29.