The defendant allegedly grew jealous of the 22 year old mother's interaction with a supposed drug dealer on the day of March 12th earlier this year in front of the victim's home near Grand Teton and North Rainbow Blvd. The woman admitted that Casupang had paid her for sex but they were never in a committed relationship. During the reported altercation, Casupang forced her and her child into his vehicle where they were involved in a fight. Two homeless bystanders reportedly helped to break up the fight.
When the victim returned to her home with her own mother, the home was on fire and with Casupang present to help put it out. $50,000 in damage was reported and three dogs along with a pet bird were killed as a result of the blaze. There has been no admission of guilt by the defendant with regard to the fire and no cause (as of yet) for charging Casupang for that crime.
In mid March Casupang was granted a bail amount of $400,000 cash or bond, and it carried forward to May. The defense put in a motion to allow the defendant to be released for free on his own recognizance and the court granted it. The defendant merely had promise to come to court and stay away from the victim. Ross Goodman is listed as the attorney of record in online court records for Mr. Casupang as of this release. The charges against the defendant include 1st degree kidnapping, Extortion, 1st degree Kidnapping of a minor, and attempted kidnapping in the 2nd degree. Casupang is due in court for a preliminary hearing at the beginning of August.
Do you really trust the defendant to safely attend all court dates with this alleged history of impulsive and erratic behavior? Who will be "on the hook" to bring him to justice should he skip out? Here's a hint: it's not the defendant, his lawyer, or a bail bondsman in Las Vegas. It will be you the taxpayer. Does that make you feel good? If not maybe let your elected judges and lawmakers know that before you start asking for more tax dollars, be better stewards of those tax dollars they already have.