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Woman charged with kidnapping after helping to keep men at motel

2 others arrested, 2 more on the loose in connection with crime

Booking photo for Patricia Aguirre.
Booking photo for Patricia Aguirre.

SAN ANTONIO – A woman is facing aggravated kidnapping charges after investigators said she and four others held two men against their will.

Patricia Aguirre, 31, is the first of the five people to be charged in the crime.

Bexar County sheriff's investigators said the two men agreed to help the group buy drugs from a connection.

The problems started when the drugs were not there and the group got angry.

The men said the group held them at a Northeast Side motel. One of the men said he was tied up and beaten.

Investigators said the group demanded ransom from the men's relatives.

Authorities rescued to the men and captured three members of the kidnapping group, including Aguirre.

Two of the members of the group got away.