A Rio Rancho man is charged with kidnapping a woman he knew at knife-point and forcing her to withdraw money from her bank account before she escaped.
Conrad Marquez, 40, is charged with misdemeanor aggravated battery, felony aggravated battery by strangulation or suffocation, aggravated assault a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping, armed robbery, felony tampering with evidence and interference with communications, a misdemeanor.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Sandoval County Magistrate Court, police were called to the Inn at Rio Rancho about 3:30 a.m. April 17. According to police, earlier that night, Marquez and the woman were in his hotel room when he punched her in the face, threw her against the glass closet doors and choked her with his hands while she lay in the floor.
Then, he pulled out a folding knife and demanded the woman take him to an ATM to withdraw money from her bank account, according to the criminal complaint.
When the woman prepared to leave the room, Marquez broke her phone and ordered her into the passenger seat of her car while still holding the knife, according to police. He drove to a bank, demanded the woman’s debit card and personal identification number, and made two ATM withdraws totaling $1,000, the complaint said.
Then, according to the complaint, Marquez drove to the back of the bank, told the woman he was going to slash her tires and got out of the car, knife in hand. The woman climbed into the driver’s seat, drove away and called police.
When officers contacted Marquez in his hotel room, he had covered the broken closet doors with pillows and the carpet was blood-stained and wet, as if he had tried to wash away the blood, according to police. Marquez was arrested and booked into Sandoval County Detention Center.
Marquez’s attorney did not return a phone call seeking comment.