New Castle police rescue man held inside apartment for 10 hours

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WKBN) –

Police in New Castle stormed an apartment and saved a man who was being held against his will for over 10 hours.

According to CBS affiliate KDKA, the incident was allegedly set up as a blind date and unfolded in a third-floor apartment in a building on East Wallace Avenue.

Police got a call Monday that a man was being held inside the apartment. When they arrived, they saw someone throw a gun out of a window.

Officers entered the apartment and found five people inside. The victim was in a back room.

The victim told police that the group, including two women who left before police arrived, held him in the apartment against his will, pistol whipped him and put guns in his face attempting to get him to withdraw money from his bank account.

“The victim is from New York. He came down here to meet a female, and he was taken to this apartment. Once he got here, the individuals in the apartment began to question him about money on his bank card,” New Castle Police Robert Salem said. “They demanded he withdraw money from an ATM, he said [his card] wasn’t working. They then put him in a chair, and at one point, he had four guns pointed in his face at the same time.”

A search of the house uncovered two guns, one of which was reported stolen, and a bulletproof vest. Police also recovered the gun that was thrown out the window.

Treyshawn Littles, 21, of Washington, D.C., was arrested on the following charges: conspiracy to commit robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, simple assault, felons not to possess firearms, receiving stolen property and firearms carried with a license and theft.

Davon Johnson, 20, Adeijah Jonson, 28, and Annamarie Drushel, 18, all of New Castle, were charged with the following: conspiracy to commit robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, simple assault and theft.

Charges are pending against the two women who left before police got there.

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