Two Calexico residents have been charged with kidnapping and holding for ransom a 4-year-old Mexicali boy, who, along with his mother, had attempted to enter the county illegally.
Charged were Edgar Ruben Marmolejo Herrera, 21, and Jesus Francisco Mendivil, 33.
A 13-year-old youth was arrested in connection with the case, but there was no information on whether the youth was charged.
Another Calexico resident, Patricia Herrera, was arrested in Mexicali in connection with the alleged crime.
She was arrested by Mexicali police, but there was no information available this morning on whether she remained in custody in Mexicali.
Calexico police Sgt. Jim Neujahr said she was not in custody in the United States as of this morning.
The complaint filed by the District Attorney's Office alleges Marmolejo Herrera and Mendivil unlawfully detained the 4-year-old boy and attempted to extort $600 on May 30.