Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Aug. 28
San Diegan guilty of basketball heist
Fan kidnapped, robbed after UTEP game
San Diegan Brandon Lawrence Jones and El Paso's Jesus Manuel Gallegos have pleaded guilty to kidnapping and carjacking a man leaving a basketball game Nov. 5, 2011, beating him and emptying his bank accounts, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The two have been incarcerated since Nov. 7, 2011. The victim was leaving a University of Texas El Paso game when Jones forced him into his own car at gunpoint, forced him to identify banks where he had accounts, and to reveal his PIN numbers. Gallegos joined Jones after the initial abduction. The pair emptied the victim's bank accounts. The three drove to Clines Corner, New Mexico, where Jones and Gallegos fell asleep, and the victim escaped and got help, according to the FBI.