Thursday, April 26, 2018
Public safety

Deputies say four men kidnapped, beat teen in Port Richey

PORT RICHEY — The 15-year-old boy had come out of his house Sunday night to speak with Michael Keenan. Three other men waited in a car nearby. That's when Keenan, 18, decked the teen in the face, reports state. Two other men helped force the boy into the car and drove off into the night.

Their first stop was Keenan's home at 7435 Fairfax Drive, a Pasco sheriff's report states. They unloaded the boy and took turns beating and kicking him in the face and mouth. Bojan Jesic, 18, pistol-whipped the boy in the head, causing serious injury. Then back to the car.

Keenan, Jesic and the other two men — Fernando Ramos, 19, and Jahmar Stewart, 20 — took the boy to "several locations" that night, reports state, without going into detail. The last spot was a parking lot near an apartment complex on Park Richey Boulevard. There, Jesic put a loaded shotgun to the boy's head and forced him to the pavement.

"I'm going to kill you," he told the boy, according to the report.

Deputy Peter Knorr was in the area when someone approached him and said there was a fight occurring at the apartment complex, according to sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll. The men fled when Knorr arrived in the parking lot. He found the boy, beaten and bloodied. The boy told detectives the men's names and was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

Investigators caught up with Ramos and Jesic the next day and found them with a pound and a half of marijuana, 42 hydrocodone pills, several Alprazolam pills, a digital scale and plastic bags covered with residue and a loaded shotgun in a car, the report states. Ramos confessed to selling the drugs, the report states.

A motive for the kidnapping has not been offered. The boy's condition is unclear.

All four men were arrested and charged with kidnapping. Keenan and Stewart remained in Land O'Lakes jail Christmas Eve in lieu of $150,000 bail each. Ramos had added charges of possessing marijuana and controlled substances and drug trafficking. He remained in jail in lieu of $209,000. Jesic received the same drug charges as Ramos and an additional charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, boosting his bail to $219,000.

Contact Alex Orlando at [email protected] or (727) 869-6247.

   
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