Suspect arrested, victim found from kidnapping seen on doorbell video

Darnell Rodgers.  Photo Courtesy: Las Vegas Metro Police
Darnell Rodgers. Photo Courtesy: Las Vegas Metro Police(KOLO)
Published: Jan. 1, 2020 at 9:07 PM PST
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L:as Vegas Metro Police credit public tips for the arrest of a suspect in a suspected kidnapping that was recorded on a home surveillance camera.

The suspect, Darnell Rodgers, 23, was arrested at 3am, Thursday January 2, 2020. Rodgers faces charges for Kidnapping and Domestic Battery.

Police have also located the victim.


The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released a video Wednesday of what appears to be a woman being beaten and then

kidnapped early New Year’s Day.

The incident was caught on a Nest home surveillance video at about 12:48 a.m.

The woman runs from a white sedan up a sidewalk and bangs on the door of a home, apparently seeking help. A man comes up the sidewalk behind her, throws her and kicks and demands to know why she did that. He then takes her back to the car.

The incident happened near the Interstate 215 and Interstate 15 interchange.

Las Vegas Metro described the woman as white, about 20 to 30 years old with dark hair and was last seen wearing blue ripped jeans, a dark, long-sleeve shirt and dark boots. Police described the suspect as black, about 20 to 30 years old with short black hair and wearing a white shirt with dark-colored horizontal strips, dark-colored pants and brown dress shoes.

Police believe the vehicle is a Hyundai Sonata with a sunroof.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked call police at 702-828-3111 or can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or go to


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