Vincent M. Brewer, Michael L. Gunn
AMADOR COUNTY, CA - Two Amador County men are in custody for allegedly kidnapping, tying up and beating a prostitute who has accused them of forcing her to perform sexual acts at gunpoint.
The 23-year-old woman from Sacramento, told Amador County sheriff's detectives she had gone to a residence on Cosumnes Lane in Plymouth many times previously to perform sex acts for money, contacted the sheriff's department on Jan. 23 at 10:30 p.m., according to the sheriff's report.
After the alleged assault that Wednesday by two men she knew as "Vince" and "Mike," she told investigators the pair had driven her around in a car before they pushed her out on Wheeler Lane in Plymouth. She was transported to Sutter Amador Hospital to be treated for injuries.
Amador County Sheriff's Department said the woman suffered traumatic injuries.
Deputies did not find the two alleged captors but did note physical evidence at the house on Cosumnes Lane that appeared to support the victim's story, according to their report.
The victim also identified her alleged abusers in a photographic line-up as Vincent M. Brewer, 30, of Plymouth and Michael L. Gunn, 38, of Martell.
Detectives stopped Gunn he reported for work at the Jackson Rancheria Casino on Jan. 25. He allegedly admitted to the victim's allegations and detectives found a gun at his Martell home they believe was the one held to the victim.
Later than evening, deputies detained Brewer at the casino and while not admitting to any of the victim's accusations, the sheriff's report noted Brewer had physical injuries matching what the victim said she inflicted on him.
Brewer was arrested and booked in Amador County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping, oral copulation with force, penetration with a foreign object and special allegations. Gunn was arrested and booked on kidnapping, oral copulation with force and special allegations.
The sheriff's office said both men were being held on no bail.
Wednesday night, residents in Brewer's neighborhood were just learning about the news.
One couple said they were shocked about the disturbing developments. They live nearby and never heard or suspected anything. Meanwhile, another neighbor said deputies stopped by and asked them about Brewer and his actions.
That neighbor said, "It could happen anywhere. Unfortunately it did, right in our neighborhood."
Suzanne Phan contributed to this report, firstname.lastname@example.org