Suspects are 15, 16 and 18-years-old
All three suspects sought in connection with the abduction, rape and beating of a 30-year-old Garden District woman Monday night have been arrested by the NOPD.
Hours after a 15-year-old surrendered at the urging of relatives, two other suspects were arrested Thursday night.
Around 6:30PM, a 16-year-old was taken into custody at his home in the Seventh Ward after a search warrant was executed and a gun was located. Just minutes later, 18-year-old Christopher Davis, was arrested a few blocks away on Toledano Street.
All three have been charged with aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery and armed robbery.
Police say Davis had been previously arrested for criminal mischief and battery.
The NOPD had released a photo Wednesday night of a young man they had described as "a person of interest" wanted for questioning in the case.
"His family saw his picture (and) brought him in today to be held accountable for his crimes," Superintendent Ronal Serpas said Thursday at police headquarters. The superintendent urged the two other perpetrators involved to turn themselves in, saying "We know who you are."
The victim was abducted at gunpoint after she stepped out of her car on Eighth Street around 6:45pm. Two suspects forced her into another vehicle occupied by the third suspect and she was driven around in the car, beaten and sexually assaulted.
The perpetrators returned to the 1200 block of Eighth Street where they stole her car and then released her near Eighth and Chestnut.
The stolen car was recovered early Wednesday in the 800 block of N. Dorgenois Street and the reward for information leading to arrests in the case was raised to $6,000 thanks to a contribution from an anonymous donor.