DENVER (CBS4) – Three men have been found guilty of kidnapping and other charges on Thursday.
Tracy Morgan, 41, of Denver, Killiu Ford, 38, of Aurora, and Augustus Sanford 34, of Denver, were found guilty following a six-day trial before U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn.
According to the indictment, the three men kidnapped a man, woman, and two juvenile victims and held them for ransom in August 2009.
Police said the three men conspired to kidnap and rob the man with the assistance of a GPS tracking system installed on the victim’s car.
“In furtherance of the conspiracy, the defendants discussed their plans with others, purchased a GPS tracker on the internet, and called the adult victim requesting a delivery of cocaine so that Morgan and Ford could attach the tracker to the victim’s car,” authorities said in a statement.
Through use of the GPS monitoring, the men were able to find out where the victim lived. They then used a stolen Denver police uniform to carry out the crime. The took about $30,000 worth of cash and fled.
“Three kidnappers are going to serve lengthy prison sentences thanks to the hard work of the trial team as well as the investigative work of the men and women of the Metro Gang Task Force,” U.S. Attorney John Walsh said.
Sentencing has yet to be scheduled.