WALL LAKE - Almost three years after a migrant worker was kidnapped after coming home from a bar, three suspects have been charged in the case.
Thomas Schroeder II, 26, of Wall Lake; Steven Schroeder, 26, of Odebolt; and Bradley Jacobsen, 42, of Wall Lake; were charged with first-degree kidnapping, a Class A felony, after turning themselves in to Sac County law enforcement at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
After being booked into the Sac County Jail, they were released on their own recognizance.
The charges come from an alleged incident on Aug. 3, 2009.
That night, Raphael Trevino, a migrant worker, was at a Wall Lake bar and grill, according to a press release from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The three suspects were also at the bar that night, the press release said.
Trevino and a co-worker left the bar later that night. After getting home, Trevino was allegedly assaulted by the three suspects, who are then accused of forcing him into a truck.
The trio then allegedly drove Trevino to an abandoned factory where he was assaulted again. The DCI release stated after that assault the three then took Trevino to the bar and grill where he was assaulted again.
Trevino suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the assault.
Information on the three suspects' next court appearance was not available Wednesday afternoon.
The case was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Iowa attorney general's office.