Vancouver police on Saturday recovered the car stolen in the Vancouver Lake kidnapping and shooting.
An officer was doing a routine check on cars in the 200 block of Northeast Chkalov Drive between the Motel 6 and Extended Stay America and found the black Nissan Sentra, said Kim Kapp, VPD spokeswoman.
The car was allegedly stolen from Freddi Landstrom of Oregon in the early morning hours of Nov. 28. Landstrom said he went to east Vancouver to meet a woman. A man in the apartment ordered Landstrom at gunpoint to drive to an area on Lower River Road in the Sentra.
Once at Vancouver Lake, the man ordered Landstrom to get on his knees and to give the man his ATM card and personal identification number. The man accused Landstrom of lying about the number and shot him in the head, shoulder, abdomen and hand with the gun. Court documents do not specify what kind of gun was used.
Landstrom grabbed the gun, and the two struggled, according to the affidavit. Landstrom was able to flee through a swamp west to a marina, where he contacted a resident who called 911.
Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit recovered the vehicle and are holding it for processing.
The woman who allegedly lured Landstrom to the apartment, Joanna Kyrstin May Speaks, 22, appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Monday on suspicion of the kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder. She was held on $250,000 bail and will be arraigned on Dec. 14.
Another suspect, Pedro “Junior” Godinez Jr., 19, remains at large. He is alleged to be Speaks’ boyfriend.
If anyone spots Godinez, they should call 911, Kapp said.
The investigation is ongoing.