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Man, minor arrested in kidnapping, carjacking in Stockton

Wes Montgomery, 31
Wes Montgomery, 31 Stockton Police Department

A man and a 16-year-old have been arrested on kidnapping and nine other felony charges in Stockton.

Wes Montgomery, 31, and the juvenile were taken into custody Friday by Stockton police on charges that included carjacking and false imprisonment by violence, according to the Police Department.

Montgomery and the minor approached the 48-year-old victim around 4:45 p.m. Friday at an apartment complex on Poplar and Sierra Nevada streets, police said.

The suspects took the man to a Wells Fargo bank in downtown Stockton. The victim told bank employees that he had been sent to withdraw a large amount of money. The employees called the police, and when officers arrived, the suspects tried to escape. They were taken into custody at the bank.

Montgomery was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. His bail was set at $1.3 million. The location of the juvenile was not released.

Officers located the vehicle used to drive to the bank and found a loaded handgun inside it, police said.

The victim warned officers that his girlfriend and other individuals were in danger at an apartment on 1400 E. Poplar St.

The Crisis Negotiation Team and SWAT responded to the apartment unit. Several people exited the home, appearing unharmed. One of the men in the unit, Toby Ford, was arrested on an unrelated warrant, police said.

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