A federal grand jury returned an indictment on June 15, 2023, charging two Wilmington men with conspiring to kidnap and kidnapping a man.
According to the indictment, Donnie Taylor, 19, and Kyaire Finch, 20, conspired with an unnamed juvenile to lure the victim to a parking lot in New Castle in the early hours of October 17, 2022, for the purpose of robbing him. Once there, Taylor and Finch punched the victim in the head and robbed him of his wallet and cell phone officials said Friday. The defendants and the juvenile coconspirator then used a banking application on the victim’s cell phone to transfer $1,400 from the victim to themselves. Finch then restrained the victim in the back seat of a vehicle while the group drove across state lines to the victim’s home in Pennsylvania according to prosecutors.
Officials added that once they arrived at the victim’s apartment complex, Finch continued to restrain the victim in the parking lot while Taylor and the juvenile coconspirator entered the victim’s apartment. Before Taylor and the juvenile coconspirator returned to the parking lot, the victim broke free from Finch and Finch fled the area.
Inside the apartment, Taylor encountered and assaulted a second victim, causing lacerations to his face and head. Taylor and the juvenile coconspirator stole $865.00 and various items from the apartment and drove back to Delaware according to officials.
Officials went on to say after they returned to New Castle, Delaware, Taylor assaulted a 68-year-old woman and stole her car. Taylor and the juvenile coconspirator then fled to Georgia in the stolen vehicle, where Taylor was captured on October 20, 2022.
Taylor and Finch are charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping. If convicted, Taylor and Finch each face a maximum penalty of life in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.