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Suspects accused of holding woman against will not charged with kidnapping

Ian Nettles, Jack Rodriguez booked on other crimes


SAN ANTONIO – Two men San Antonio police arrested Monday on charges they kidnapped a woman, holding her against her will for nearly 24-hours and assaulting her, were still not charged with aggravated kidnapping late Tuesday.

Ian Michael Nettles, 24, was accused of kidnapping his girlfriend Sunday afternoon. A 9-1-1 operator received a call from the woman and reportedly heard a struggle before the call dropped. Over the next several hours, the woman sent text messages and photos to a family member, updating her whereabouts and her health condition. Those texts were sent to police.

Officers tracked the woman to a North Side apartment complex in the 1200 block of Evans Road. There, police arrested Nettles and Jack Elijah Rodriguez, 26. Police initially weren't sure of Rodriguez's role in the alleged kidnapping, but said he had a gun, drugs and counterfeit cash.

By Tuesday the pair had seen a magistrate judge, but not for charges of aggravated kidnapping.

Nettles was charged with three misdemeanor drug charges.

Rodriguez was charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

A police spokesman said late Tuesday detectives were working to refile the case to charge Nettles with aggravated kidnapping.