Woman’s Violent Nightmare Comes to an End – Kidnapper Behind Bars
PASCO – During the monolog of the hit reality cable T.V. series, The First 48, Investigators say “…If they don’t have a lead, a suspect or an arrest within 48 hours, their chances of solving a case is cut in half.”
That’s exactly what Investigators with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and Pasco County Detective were able to accomplish, after a violent kidnapping left a woman battered and in fear for her life last Saturday. Follow This Link for the Original Story
Throughout the day Saturday, investigators searched desperately 26-year-old Michelle Padurano. During the harrowing ordeal, her abductor, 26-year-old Ricardo Cleveland Sellers Jr. sent images of Padurno’s battered face and demanded money for her safe return.
Thankfully, Padurano was dropped off on Shoal Line Blvd, where family picked her up and transported her to Oak Hill Hospital. Padurano sustained lacerations, bruising, and several broken bones during the brutal attack.
On Sunday, Investigators located Sellers hiding at a Roadway Inn located in Pasco County. Law Enforcement moved in and placed Sellers into custody without incident.
Sellers was booked into the Pasco County Jail on charges of Kidnapping with a Firearm, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, and Aggravated Battery. Sellers also violated the conditions of his Parole from a previous conviction.
Michelle Padurano was also arrested by Hernando County deputies for two outstanding Failure to Appear warrants. She is currently free on $3,000 bond.
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