Vancouver woman gets 366 days in robbery, kidnapping




A Vancouver woman was sentenced Wednesday to 366 days in prison for her role in an October assault and robbery of three people in the city’s Central Park neighborhood.

In an agreement with prosecutors, Leslie LaRue, 37, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to second-degree robbery and unlawful imprisonment. In exchange, Deputy Prosecutor Michael Vaughn dropped charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.

She was the third and final defendant to be sentenced in the case in which two men and a woman were kidnapped, robbed and assaulted at a residence at 1211 V St.

Early on Oct. 15, the victims drove to the residence of Tyffanie M. Kuykendall, 34, another accomplice in the crime.

A truck pulled up behind them and Nicholas M. Loredo, 35, climbed out. Armed with a handgun, Loredo opened one of the car’s back doors and ordered the three out of the car and into the house, the affidavit says. Once inside, Loredo told them to sit on the couch, remove their shoes, empty their pockets and surrender their backpacks. Kuykendall helped him take items out of their backpacks, according to court records.

The female victim said she was taken to another location where LaRue allegedly beat her. LaRue also was accused of helping Loredo plan the crimes.

The victims said they were held for about two hours. No one was seriously injured.

Loredo, who had an extensive criminal history before the incident, was sentenced Dec. 30 to 14 years in prison for the crimes. Kuykendall was sentenced Dec. 27 to 366 days in prison.