Basalt man charged with second-degree kidnapping |

Basalt man charged with second-degree kidnapping

Wyatt Haupt Jr.
Aspen, CO Colorado
Special to the DailyReyes-Euseda

ASPEN, Colorado ” Authorities charged a 31-year-old man with second-degree kidnapping Wednesday in a case that stems from an incident at the man’s former girlfriend’s home in Basalt.

Luis Reyes-Euseda faces up to six years in state prison if convicted of the charge, which is a class IV felony. He was also charged with a misdemeanor harassment count, a court filing showed.

Magistrate Ruben Hernandez advised Reyes-Euseda of the charges during an afternoon hearing in Pitkin County District Court in Aspen. The judge also set bond at $5,000, and ordered Reyes-Euseda back to court May 18. Reyes-Euseda is being held at the Pitkin County jail.

Authorities arrested Reyes-Euseda Tuesday on a warrant issued March 10.

The arrest was a result of an alleged incident on March 7 at his ex-girlfriend’s home at Roaring Fork Mobile Home Park in Basalt.

Reyes-Euseda had been staying, on and off, at his former girlfriend’s residence. On the afternoon of March 7 the victim said that Reyes-Euseda had been drinking, a Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office report stated.

The victim said she was “napping with her children in the children’s bedroom,” when Reyes-Euseda came into the room and “tried to drag her into her bedroom,” the report stated.

The victim repeatedly told him to “leave her alone and that she wanted to sleep.” But Reyes-Euseda did not listen and allegedly dragged the victim into “her bedroom against her will.”

He then allegedly locked the door to the bedroom behind him. Reyes-Euseda then “pushed” the victim up against a wall. He then “grabbed and held her by her wrists behind her back,” the report stated.

At one point the victim managed to get free but Reyes-Euseda was able to push her on “the bed.” He then got “on top of her on the bed.” The victim managed, once again, to free herself and ended up on the floor.

The victim said Reyes-Euseda got “on top of” her while on the floor. She said that she screamed for help but he “took a bed pillow and placed it over her face.”

He later got off the victim, took her “car/house keys and left the house.” He apparently came back to the house the following morning, the report stated.

The victim said she awakened, looked up and saw Reyes-Euseda standing in her room. He apparently gained entry to the bedroom through a window.

The victim said he “dropped her car keys on the top of her bed and left the house,” the report stated.

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