Woodland Hills
Kidnapping Suspect Captured
By Nedda Alishahi
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:02:23 PM

Dustin Summers. Photo courtesy of LAPD.
WOODLAND HILLS—The prime suspect in the kidnapping and assault of a 10-year-old Northridge girl was found and arrested on Wednesday, April 24. Tobias Dustin Summers, 32, is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting 10-year-old Nicole Ryan. Summers and the second suspect who is already in custody, Daniel Martinez, took Ryan from her home in Northridge during the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 27, and dropped her off nearly twelve hours later at a cross street in Woodland Hills.


Summers was found at a drug and alcohol rehab center in a small community, a couple hundred miles south of the Mexican border. According to authorities, Summers had situated himself into the small community until an anonymous tip came in late Tuesday night, leading to Summers’ arrest. Summers was taken to San Diego and then Los Angeles where he is currently being held on a $19 million bail.


Daniel Martinez, 29, is being held on charges of kidnapping a minor under the age of 14 and first-degree burglary. Summers is charged with kidnapping a minor under the age of 14, first-degree burglary, battery, and nearly three dozen counts of sexual assault. When asked for comment, Summers’ mother said she was glad her son was captured and arrested so he couldn’t do this again.

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