After his sister handed her elementary school teacher an alarming note, it immediately prompt the police to do an investigation.
Around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, the teacher reported the note to the police, unfortunately, it was too late for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police as they found the body of a young boy in a freezer.
In the note, the children’s mother wrote that her boyfriend was holding her against her will inside their home, according to Las Vegas homicide Lt. Ray Spencer.
By 10 a.m., the children’s mother and her boyfriend, identified in court records as Brandon Toseland, were seen leaving the house on the 4300 block of Saddle Brook Park Drive inside a vehicle.
Police pulled the car over in the neighborhood and detained Toseland, 35, while the woman was interviewed by officers.
The woman, who has not been identified, said she had last seen her son on Dec. 11 and described to the officers months of alleged abuse by her boyfriend, Spencer said.
“She said she was not allowed to leave the house alone or go into the garage,” according to Spencer.
Shortly after the traffic stop, Toseland, who is not the father of the children, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in downtown Las Vegas on two counts of first-degree kidnapping.
NBC News reported:
Toseland has at least one previous arrest in Las Vegas. He was arrested for alleged possession of a dangerous weapon on December 27, 2008, after police found metal knuckles in his car. The Reno Gazette-Journal added that Toseland “has a history of arrests in Las Vegas dating back to at least 2005 on charges including domestic battery and disorderly conduct.”
Toseland made his first appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court on Wednesday, where the kidnapping charges were presented. A murder charge was added later that day. Toseland was denied bail and ordered to remain in custody until his next court appearance, which is on Monday, February 28.