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Final suspect arrested in kidnapping, battery case in Port St. Lucie, police say

Posted: 4:12 PM, Nov 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 16:12:29-05
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. —The third and final man suspected in a kidnapping and aggravated battery incident in Port St. Lucie is under arrest.

Port St. Lucie police say 41-year-old Arbely Arocha has been booked into the St. Lucie County jail and faces charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment.

The arrest follows an incident in late October in which a man said he was attacked by three armed men at a home on SW Lakota Avenue. He said two of them drove him to a bank to withdraw money while the third man stayed at the home with a female victim.

Police identified the suspects as Arocha, 32-year-old Michel Abreu Ulloa and 28-year-old Antonio Raul Diaz.

The male victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. He had bruises to his ribs, head and eyes, and was treated at a local hospital and released, according to investigators. A female who was at the home was not injured.

Police say the victims knew one of the suspects.

Ulloa faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping/inflict bodily harm and false imprisonment. Diaz faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and false imprisonment.