Woman from Las Vegas found in desert after harrowing, weeklong kidnapping

The woman was found outside Edwards Air Force Base in the west of the Mojave Desert

The woman was found outside Edwards Air Force Base in the west of the Mojave Desert

Lawton and Poche-Lawton are not related to her, Hernandez said. He declined to share how the trio knew each other. Hernandez declined to discuss details of the robbery aspect of the investigation.

It is not immediately clear if Stanley and Shaniya have obtained legal representation yet.

The woman, in her 40s, was rescued early Wednesday from the Antelope Valley desert in Southern California by military personnel during a routine sweep of the area near Edwards Air Force Base, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles.

"She's very lucky to be alive" after she was found by chance, Hernandez said. She's since been released from the hospital and is now back in Las Vegas.

The father was arrested Wednesday at his Palmdale home, while his daughter was apprehended the following day, said Capt. Eddie Hernandez of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's Major Crime Bureau. Stanley Lawton is scheduled to be arraigned Friday and Shaniya will appear in court on November 12, according to KNBC.

UPDATE 11 P.M. November 8: While neither suspect has a criminal past here in Nevada, 13 Action News determined from court records in California that both Stanley Lawton and Shaniya Poche-Lawton have multiple prior felony convictions.

Stanley is now being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, while Shaniya is at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood.

Each suspect faces charges of kidnapping to commit a robbery, attempted murder, kidnapping from outside the state, rape and three counts of first-degree ATM robbery, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

The woman in her 40s was kidnapped in North Las Vegas on October 30, Hernandez said.

Authorities believe they have the primary suspects, but the case is ongoing.

He said, at this time, the alleged abduction "doesn't seem to point to any type of revenge". "I don't know why they released her".

Lawton and Poche-Lawton were being held on bail of $4.5 million and $3.5 million, respectively, the district attorney's office said.

Because the victim was moved across state lines, the case could possibly move to the federal court.The FBI is investigating, alongside Los Angeles County and North Las Vegas police. "It's at gunpoint, it's by force - that victim is then transported across state line, held in a house inside of a room for at least a week".