Mt. Morris woman faces charges; other suspects sought

CASTILE — A Mount Morris woman was arrested following what deputies term a "violent incident" on Route 39 in the Town of Castile Sunday evening.

Deputies say Zoraida Rodriguez, 30, of Mount Morris, along with several other suspects, "lured" a 28-year-old farm worker out of his residence around 10 p.m. Sunday, at which time he was pistol-whipped, beaten, and robbed of his cell phone and money.

The victim was driven around for approximately 30 minutes before he was able to escape after the suspects had stopped on the side of the road in Nunda, Livingston County. Deputies say the victim was able to flee into a field and sought assistance. He sustained non-life threatening head and facial injuries.

Wyoming County Sheriff Greg Rudolph said, “The arrest of Zoraida Rodriguez is just the beginning in resolving this case. The investigation is ongoing as more information is being developed into the identities of the other suspects and additional arrests are forthcoming. Anyone with information, please contact the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office at 585-786-8989 or the Confidential Tip Line at 585-786-8965.”

Rodriguez has been charged with second-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. She was arraigned in the Town of Gainsville, with bail set at $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond.