Witness in Basalt kidnapping case turns herself in | AspenTimes.com

Witness in Basalt kidnapping case turns herself in

Wyatt Haupt Jr.
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” A Basalt woman turned herself in Wednesday to authorities five days after she defied a court order to appear as a witness for a preliminary hearing in a kidnapping case.

The woman, 26, was taken into custody about 1 p.m. and booked at the Pitkin County jail in Aspen, authorities said.

She was released after posting $1,000 bond. The woman is to appear in Pitkin County District Court on June 15.

An arrest warrant was issued Friday after the woman failed to appear for the hearing in the case against Luis Reyes-Euseda. The woman, who is the former girlfriend of Reyes-Euseda, is also the victim in the kidnapping case.

The Aspen Times has declined to identify the woman.

Authorities arrested Reyes-Euseda on April 28. The arrest was the 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 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.

She repeatedly told him to leave her alone. He then allegedly dragged the victim into “her bedroom against her will” and locked the door behind him. After a scuffle, Reyes-Euseda took her “car/house keys and left” the premises.

He came back to the house the following morning.

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.

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

Reyes-Euseda, 31, is being held at the jail. He is subject to a hold by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Reyes-Euseda is to next appear in court at 3 p.m. June 15. His preliminary hearing is expected to resume at that point.


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