Kidnapped Alexandria teen escaped captors

From left to right Thomas Barker Steven Powers Joshua Holby

Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels said suspect Thomas Barker was a family acquaintance of Block's and had allegedly lured the girl into his vehicle on the night of August 8 by pretending that he needed her help with a family emergency.

Block was transported to the hospital for minor injuries she sustained. Two of the suspects are from Carlos, Minnesota, ages 32 and 31. "Barker tied her up with zip-ties and then he, his roommate and a friend repeatedly assaulted Miss Block and threatened her with weapons". Steven Powers arrived to the home about two weeks later and allegedly participated in the ongoing assaults.

On Tuesday, the three went to a close-by town for lunch and left Block alone without precedent for 29 days.

Block's safe return came a day after an anonymous donor added $5,000 to a $2,000 reward for information leading to her safe return. In order to get help, Block knocked many doors before she swam across the Thompson Lake for freedom.

Once to shore, she ran to a farm where a man called 911. On behalf of the police department, all of the emergency response people, it's an unbelievable story when you have something like this happen.

Thomas Barker
Thomas Barker

A Mankato man is one of three suspects arrested in the abduction and sexual assault of an Alexandria teen.

A kidnapped Minnesota teen bravely swam across a lake to safety from her abductors after almost a month in captivity.

Fifteen-year-old Jasmine Block went missing on August 8th. Block told responding officers that she had been abducted. Her family told police that Block disappeared without her phone, keys and a backpack she normally carried. She concurred, got in his vehicle and they headed to his home. They are additionally planning to find her shoes and jeans, which were lost in the lake.

When the mother returned, Jasmine was gone, but her personal items were left behind. Wyffles said Barker is an acquaintance of the teen's family.

The farmer made a decision to help her, he said, "It was just a great feeling, (I told her) 'just get in the pickup, we're going to help you now'". Sarah Block, her mother, wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

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