Less than two weeks after two men allegedly assaulted and robbed a Japanese exchange student at a bus stop last month, they beat a teenage girl and tied her with duct tape, according to court documents.
Charging documents say Charles H. Garland, 19, and Bobby S. Galloway, 18, kicked and punched a 16-year-old girl after she was attacked by a 17-year-old girl at an underage drinking party.
Galloway, Garland and Garland’s 21-year-old sister, Christine J. Garland, all are charged with first-degree kidnapping in the May 31 incident at a house in the 1500 block of North Oak.
Christine Garland joined the two male suspects in kicking and punching the 16-year-old girl, according to court documents.
A police report filed in Spokane County District Court says the 17-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of unlawful imprisonment, but she has not been formally charged. The Spokesman-Review generally does not publish the names of juveniles charged with crimes.
The alleged victim said the 17-year-old girl argued with her, blocked her attempt to leave, and knocked her to the floor in a fistfight.
The girl told police she was repeatedly kicked, punched and “stomped on” for several minutes after she curled into a fetal position to protect herself. At one point, someone dropped a 26-inch television on her, the girl said.
Christine Garland said Galloway tipped the television onto the victim, but it was a 20-inch model, according to court documents.
The alleged victim said her attackers eventually relented, but wouldn’t allow her to use the telephone – and the 17-year-old girl again blocked the door to prevent her from leaving. Then, the girl told police, Galloway and Charles Garland began joking about taking her “hostage.”
The two young men began to wrap the girl’s arms and chest with duct tape and packaging tape, but she fought violently and managed to free herself, according to court documents. She told officers the suspects again began kicking her and punching her, and she was pulled back when she tried to escape through a bedroom window. The alleged victim said she got free only when the suspects went home in the 17-year-old girl’s car. She estimated the ordeal lasted an hour.
Court documents in another case say Charles Garland and Galloway fled to the 17-year-old girl’s home in the 2400 block of West Broad after assaulting and robbing a Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute student on May 18. The alleged crime occurred at a bus stop across Wellesley Avenue from the Shadle Park Wal-Mart.
The Mukogawa student, one of four who were boarding a bus, was scraped and bruised when Charles Garland allegedly yanked her bag – secured diagonally across her neck and shoulder – so forcefully that she was thrown onto the pavement.
The student and two construction workers followed the suspects to the 17-year-old girl’s home, according to court documents. Neighbor Tom Winkenweder said he chased the suspects when they later fled the home – until Galloway allegedly slashed at him with a knife.
Although Winkenweder abandoned the pursuit, the construction workers reportedly followed the suspects to Galloway’s home. The construction workers gave the address to the victim and left without giving their names, according to police.
Galloway and Charles Garland both are charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. Garland was arrested Sunday, but Galloway remained at large Monday. Christine Garland also was at large. She is wanted only in connection with the alleged kidnapping.
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