Accused kidnapper takes plea deal

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Brian Kevin Cruz was set to plead guilty to family violence and felony on felony release charges today.

There will be no trial in the matter involving the abduction and assault of Piatra Tuncap as her assailant will be taking a deal with the government.

Brian Kevin Cruz was set to plead guilty to family violence and felony on felony release charges today. However, the matter has been pushed back due to Cruz being ill.

His attorney, Douglas Moylan, told the court that the matter has reached resolution as his client has agreed to take a deal with the government. The plea deal is pending finalization with minor corrections needing to be made by the Attorney General’s Office.

Cruz was implicated in the case after home surveillance footage captured him forcing Tuncap into a vehicle. She was held captive and assaulted over the course of 24 hours before Cruz let her go.

A hearing has been set for Jan. 21 at which time a change of plea date will be issued.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.