Two Morristown women have been charged with kidnapping and other offenses – and police are seeking a third suspect – in a convoluted tale of bad blood that allegedly played out Friday at the Five Point Trailer Park off Buffalo Trail, authorities say.
Lanesia Huertas, 20, allegedly was kicked and beaten by three women who barged into her unlocked mobile home. She sustained a cut to her head, but was not hospitalized, Detective Phil Hurst with the Morristown Police Department said this morning.
One of the defendants, Kyera Kay Maxyne Davis, a 32-year-old woman who lives on Hayter Drive, once dated Huertas’ father and has children with him. At one time, Davis, Huertas and Huertas’ father lived together, according to Hurst.
Davis and Melinda D. Evans, 39, Barclay Landing Drive, were taken into custody at separate locations Wednesday by members of the Morristown Police Department Criminal Apprehension Unit.
They’re charged with kidnapping, aggravated burglary and vandalism. Davis is charged with domestic assault due to her relationship with the alleged victim. Evans is charged with assault.
The third suspect is a woman, who has ties to Morristown, but lives in Murfreesboro. Hurst says he believes the third suspect has returned home.
Hurst says the disagreement that led to the alleged kidnapping erupted over an income tax refund check involving another person, and charges could be filed in that case.
“It was a money thing,” Hurst said.
Huertas allegedly was confined to the trailer for approximately 20 minutes. The defendants allegedly broke Huertas’ cellphone to prevent her from calling police. When Davis, Evans and the other woman left, Huertas fled to a neighbor’s mobile home and called 911, according to the detective.
This morning, Davis and Evans remained in the Hamblen County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.