Suspects accused of kidnapping, raping Johnson Co. deputy sit behind bars awaiting court appearance

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OLATHE, Kan. -- Two suspects are off the street and sitting behind bars Tuesday night. Investigators say a tip led them to a car and eventually two men who are now charged with abducting and raping a Johnson County sheriff's deputy.

Both William Luth and Brady Newman-Caddell are charged with kidnapping, two counts of rape and sodomy. Each are in the Johnson County jail on a $1 million bond.

They were arrested in Missouri and spent the day at the Jackson County jail before both waived extradition to Kansas and were brought to Johnson County.

Charges against the suspects state they overpowered the female sheriff`s deputy, forced her into a blue Mazda 3 - and abducted her in the parking lot of the Johnson County Sheriff`s Office as she was going to work.

Several hours later, after police say she was raped multiple times, they released the deputy in Missouri near the Jackson County Sheriff`s Department where she ran for help.

With the arrest and release of their names, what one man is calling a hideous crime hits close to home -- because he says he worked with Newman-Caddell at a Mexican restaurant in Independence. Because of his job, he could not be identified on camera.

“Just to know I guess that maybe I worked with someone who could get to that level and do that kind of thing is pretty upsetting,” the co-worker said.

“Who could do something like this or why? What could make you think that doing something like this is even right?”

Sources say one of the men told investigators where to find the deputy’s pink gym bag and jacket that were missing after the incident, which, with that information, were found and are now evidence in this case.

The FBI and sheriff`s department are having a news conference Wednesday at 9 a.m. about the case. Keep up with the latest updates on and the FOX 4 App.

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