Man suspected of kidnapping mom, 80, arrested in California
Authorities say a man suspected of kidnapping his 80-year-old mother from a nursing home in Reno has been arrested after a standoff in a Los Angeles suburb.
August 16, 2019 - 7:57 am
BELLFLOWER, Calif. — Authorities say a man suspected of kidnapping his 80-year-old mother from a nursing home in Reno, Nevada has been arrested after a standoff in a Los Angeles suburb.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department says Roger Hillygus was taken into custody around 2 a.m. Friday at an apartment complex in Bellflower. Officials say his mother, Sue Hillygus, who has dementia, was not hurt.
Reno police say the woman was taken from the home Aug. 9 by her son, although he isn’t her guardian. On Thursday night, deputies went to the Bellflower apartment and a barricade situation ensued.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports another man was arrested this week on suspicion of helping kidnap the woman. He’s identified as Stewart Handte, a former sheriff of Mineral County, Nevada.
It’s unclear if either man has a lawyer.