ELYRIA — Three people from Lorain have been indicted on charges of kidnapping and aggravated robbery in connection with an April incident during which a man was robbed and stabbed.
Angelique Gage, 25, of Factory Street; Bud Worthy, 30, of Washington Avenue; and Nelson Marquez, 32, of New Mexico Avenue, were indicted by a Lorain County grand jury, according to indictments released Wednesday.
All three were indicted on one count of first-degree felony kidnapping, two counts of first-degree felony aggravated robbery and two counts of second-degree felony robbery. Gage also was indicted on two counts of felonious assault, second-degree felonies.
Worthy was arrested in April on charges of drug trafficking, spent a night in county jail and then made bond and released, according to Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will. On April 25, he then got together with Gage and Marquez, Will said.
The trio then made contact with the alleged victim, who had just come into some money, possibly from an income tax refund or some other means, Will said.
“Based upon him having some fresh funds, he was going to meet with them and they were going to see if they could delve into the illegal narcotics market in Lorain,” Will said. “When they got to Lorain, instead of exploring their entrepreneurial avenues, they decided they were going to rob him.”
Will said the kidnapping charges stem from the trio keeping the victim against his will. The felonious assault charges against Gage come from the victim being stabbed when he tried to flee, Will said.
Worthy is being held at Lorain County Jail on $100,000 bond. Marquez and Gage have each posted bond and been released, according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.