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Hearing delayed in Henderson kidnapping case

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Alejandro Manuel Sanchez-Sanchez, Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez and Cesar Sanchez appear in Henderson Justice Court to face charges in the kidnapping of Melissa Duran Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.

Cesar Sanchez

Cesar Sanchez

Alejandro Sanchez-Sanchez

Alejandro Sanchez-Sanchez

Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez, 26, was spotted in a car on Bruce Street and has been booked into Henderson Detention Center on charges of kidnapping and extortion.

Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez, 26, was spotted in a car on Bruce Street and has been booked into Henderson Detention Center on charges of kidnapping and extortion.

Jose Sanchez-Perez is shown in this mugshot, which was taken at the Solano County Sheriff's Office in Fairfield, Calif. He is being returned to Henderson to face charges of kidnapping and extortion.

Jose Sanchez-Perez is shown in this mugshot, which was taken at the Solano County Sheriff's Office in Fairfield, Calif. He is being returned to Henderson to face charges of kidnapping and extortion.

A preliminary hearing for the men accused of abducting a 17-year-old Henderson girl earlier this month has been delayed.

Three of the four men suspected of taking part in the kidnapping appeared Thursday morning in Henderson Justice Court, but the court agreed to a delay their preliminary hearing until all four suspects and their attorneys could be present. They will meet Oct. 3 to set a new date for a preliminary hearing.

Three suspects — Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez, 26, Alejandro Manuel Sanchez-Sanchez, 25; and Cesar Sanchez, 30 — allegedly kidnapped Melissa Duran from her Henderson home in the early morning hours of Sept. 1 and later demanded ransom for her safe return.

The abduction set off a massive search by law enforcement that ended 21 hours later when police found Duran bound, blindfolded and alone in a bathroom inside a Las Vegas apartment.

Henderson Police officers arrested Alejandro Manuel Sanchez-Sanchez and Cesar Sanchez at a nearby apartment unit that same day. In the days after, officers arrested two more men: Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez and Jose Sanchez-Perez.

Alejandro Sanchez-Sanchez, Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez and Jose Sanchez-Perez are accused of kidnapping Duran and demanding the ransom. Cesar Sanchez allegedly let the other three men use his car, which later was found burned near Sunrise Mountain, for the kidnapping.

Sanchez-Perez, who was extradited from California, previously worked at a landscaping business owned by the victim’s father.

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