Third Arrest Made In Mitchell Kidnapping, Robbery

Arrest warrant issued for woman connected to case

A third arrest has been made in a Mitchell kidnapping and robbery case.

According to Mitchell Police, 35 year-old Danica Bliss Loseke was arrested Monday. She has been charged with first-degree robbery and kidnapping of a 66-year-old man Sept. 22.

A warrant for the arrest of 36-year-old Vanessa Hakl has also been made. The arrest warrant charges Hakl with first-degree robbery and kidnapping as well. She is described as 5-feet-three-inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds, with dark hair and hazel eyes.

On Friday, Mitchell Police arrested 28-year-old Alek McKezo Rock and 21-year-old Marco Antonio Sherman were both arrested for first-degree kidnapping in connection to the same incident.

According to Mitchell Detective Don Everson, around 6 a.m. on Sept. 22, Rock and Sherman walked the man from his apartment in the 100 block of East Third Avenue to his car that was in the area. He says Sherman may have held a knife against the man’s back while walking with him.

Everson says that Rock and Sherman then forced the man into his car. He says Rock may have blind-folded the man while in the vehicle. Then, Rock, Sherman and two women drove the car away with the man inside.

The group ended up 19 miles southeast of Mitchell in Hanson County where the man was forced to take off his clothes and was left there Everson says. The man was found, naked, less than an hour later walking.

Two rings that belong to the man were stolen along with his car and wallet. The rings are described as gold bands, one with a blue star on it. The wallet and the vehicle have been recovered. The vehicle was found 300 block of East Hanson Avenue in Mitchell.

Sherman was also charged with first-degree robbery, possession of less than two ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges. Rock was also charged with possession of stolen property.

To report information about the incident or Hakl, contact the Mitchell Police Department at 605-995-8400.