3Rd suspect arrested in kidnapping, robbery of fellow SIUE student
Authorities charged Jabreel Watson,18, of Chicago and Shantel Rogers, 20, of Decatur in connection with the kidnapping and robbery of an SIU-E student on April 2. A third unidentified suspect was arrested earlier this week. By Stephanie Baumer
(KMOV.com) – Police say a third Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville student was arrested in the kidnapping the robbery of a fellow student in April.
Two other students, 18-year-old Jabreel Watson and 2-year-old Shantel Rogers, have already been charged in the case. The third suspect has not been identified.
According to authorities, Watson, Rogers and the third suspect approached another student who was walking in the Prairie Hall parking lot around 11:30 p.m. on April 2.
The student told police the suspects blindfolded him and drove him around for two hours before coming to an ATM in the 400 block of University Drive.
Once at the ATM, the suspects ordered the victim at gunpoint to withdraw all the money from his account.
After the victim complied, all three suspects fled in a silver or white Pontiac. The victim was later recovered on Lewis Drive in Edwardsville.
Police say an investigation led them to all three suspects.