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Siler City kidnapping suspect sent to prison

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2004

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A Siler City man that prosecutors claim was in charge of a plot to kidnap and rob three Sanford teens pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Jose Ortiz Fabian, 27, of 5 Lost Creek Church Road, Siler City, pleaded guilty in Lee County Superior Court to three counts of kidnapping and two counts of armed robbery. He was sentenced to between 15 and 17 years in prison.

Police arrested Ortiz and two teenagers in April 2003 after they used guns to force two teen victims into their van in the parking lot at Save-A-Lot, 2512 Lee Ave. Another victim was abducted from his home in Thornwood Village MHP.

All of the victims were males between the ages of 15 and 18. None of them was injured.

The other two suspects in the case, twin brothers Miguel and Manuel Viveros, both 17 and of 176 Belle Lane, Siler City, pleaded guilty in April to charges connected with the robbery.

Fabian and the Viveros brothers were apprehended and the kidnapped teens rescued after a state trooper spotted them on U.S. 421 and pulled them over.

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