The FBI has joined an investigation into the discovery of four mentally disabled people apparently held captive at a Philadelphia apartment building. A search determined that one of the suspects in the case had identification documents for dozens of people.
Bond for Thomas Gregory, 47, Eddie Wright, 49, and Linda Ann Weston, 51, was set Monday at $2.5 million each, according to the Philadelphia district attorney's office.
All three face charges that include criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, kidnapping, criminal trespass, unlawful restraint and false imprisonment, Philadelphia police said Sunday. Among other things, the defendants are accused of stealing the alleged prisoners' Social Security checks.
A preliminary hearing on the charges and evidence in the case was set for October 24. No pleas were entered on Monday, with that to happen at a formal arraignment at a date yet to be set.
The FBI joined the investigation after it was determined that Weston allegedly had traveled to at least two other states with the people found in the basement, Lt. Ray Evers said.FULL STORY