Police arrest mastermind behind a kidnapping


Paxton - Police in Paxton have arrested the accused mastermind behind a kidnapping.


On Sunday, police took Manuel Samano-Santoyo in to custody. He is charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated battery. Paxton Police believe he is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.


Santoyo allegedly kidnapped the General Manager of Nexstep Commercial products, on December 9.


Santoyo was taken into custody in Chicago. He was transported back to Ford County, where he is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.


Paxton Police Department has been working this case along with the Champaign Office of the FBI and the US Marshal's Office Fugitive Task Force.

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