GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MI — Brandon Reyes, the 20-year-old man accused of abducting and assaulting two teenage girls, has been charged with 13 felonies. According to Up North Live, among the charges brought against Reyes are torture and assault.
Bond was set at $250,000 Thursday after Grand Traverse County Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Attwood requested a high bond because he believes Reyes was close to committing homicide and has admitted to considering suicide. The suspect is due back in court on Aug. 6.
The alleged abduction and assaults took place on Sunday, July 19 according to officials. Police say Reyes met up with the teenage sisters — ages 13 and 15 — early Sunday at a construction site. Throughout the day-long ordeal, Reyes allegedly assaulted the teens with a hammer, drove them to secluded area, threatened them with a gun and at one point tried to get the 15-year-old to jump off a bridge.
Reyes also ran over the 15-year-old with a vehicle, causing her liver to be nearly split in half, the station reported. She remains in the intensive care unit at a local hospital.
At some point during the ordeal, Reyes allowed the 13-year-old to leave, and she went home and told her mother about what happened. Police were called then, and an Amber Alert was issued for the 15-year-old.
Police eventually found Reyes and the older girl in Blair Township shortly before 10 p.m. Reyes was arrested and the girl was found initially unresponsive and in need of treatment for her injuries. Police say Reyes was a family friend and that’s how he knew the girls.
Reyes has been placed under suicide watch at the Grand Traverse County Jail.
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