Chance Comanche, a player for the Sacramento Kings’ G League team, was arrested by a local FBI arrest team on Friday in connection with the disappearance of a woman in Las Vegas, according to the Daily Mail. Las Vegas 8 News Now.
A first-degree kidnapping warrant was reportedly issued for the 27-year-old Comanche in Las Vegas Justice Court on Friday, resulting in him being transported to the Sacramento County Jail.
Stockton Kings Announced Friday They released Comanche without additional details. A team spokesperson reportedly declined to comment to 8News Now.
The case in question reportedly involves Marina Rodgers, a 23-year-old medical assistant from Washington state. Her loved ones said she was last seen on December 6 during a visit to Las Vegas with friends. The Stockton Kings played the Henderson, Nevada-based G League Ignite on Dec. 5, the day before Rodgers’ reported disappearance.
Comanche is said to be the second person to be arrested in connection with the missing persons investigation. The first was said to be 19-year-old Sakari Harnden, who also faces a first-degree kidnapping charge and remains in a Las Vegas jail on $500,000 bail. A criminal complaint reportedly alleges that Harnden detained or held Rodgers against her will for the purpose of killing her and/or causing her bodily harm.
Harnden also reportedly faces an unrelated robbery charge in Las Vegas in a separate case, with at least one Rolex watch stolen.
Comanche is reportedly scheduled to appear in court Tuesday in Sacramento District Court.
The 6-foot-10, 210-pound big man appeared in an NBA game, playing for the Portland Trail Blazers last season. After being a two-year player in Arizona, he went unpromoted in 2017 and spent time in the G League, Basketball League and Türkiye Basketbol Ligi.
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