Bond hearing held for 2 charged in Conway hostage investigation

Veronica Navarro-Jacquin (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Veronica Navarro-Jacquin (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Julia Maria Navarro-Jacquin (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Julia Maria Navarro-Jacquin (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

Conway, SC - CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Conway Police have arrested and charged two people after a woman showed up at a salon with her hands bound saying she'd just escaped from a nearby home.

According to Conway Police spokeswoman Catina Hipp, Veronica Navarro-Jacquin, 42, and Julia Maria Navarro-Jacquin, 32 of Conway have been arrested. Veronica Navarro-Jacquin is charged with accessory before the fact of a felony and criminal conspiracy. Julia Maria Navarro-Jacquin is charged with criminal conspiracy, accessory before the fact of a felony, and accessory after the fact of a felony.

During a bond hearing Monday, a judge set bond for Veronica Navarro-Jacquin at $25,000. Bond for Julia Maria Navarro-Jacquin was set at $40,000.

Warrants have been issued for Michaeel Cornelius Richburg, 48, of Loris for burglary in the first degree, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy with connection to this home invasion.

This all comes after the alleged hostage appeared at Her & His Salon, 2006 Main St. in Conway, late Thursday morning with her hands bound. The woman told the owners at the salon she had escaped a hostage situation at a home nearby.

"It was very odd, at first it took me a minute to realize she was tied up. I was shaking. I was just thinking, 'What do you do?' and 'What do you do as far as touching her and helping her?'" said Christine Causey, who was at the salon as the incident unfolded.

Causey says the woman's hands were bound with zip-ties, and they did their best to help her.

"That man came into the house, and tied my wife like that," said her husband Milton Rodriguez.

Police responded to the home, but found no one there.

Officers spent Thursday afternoon questioning neighbors into the possible hostage situation. The woman told WMBF News she did not know the man she claims entered her home and held her hostage .

The victim's husband says it's not the first time the family has been the target of a similar situation. Rodriguez says he's worried about his family's safety and is thinking about moving.

The woman was transported to Conway Medical Center for evaluation.

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