EXCLUSIVE: Dashboard, body cam video shows moments leading up to rescue of kidnapped woman

LAS VEGAS - Exclusive new video showing the dramatic moments leading up to the rescue of a woman who was kidnapped from Las Vegas was obtained by 8 News Now Friday.

***DISCLAIMER: The video may be difficult for some audiences to watch.

In January, Jane Priebe was bound, gagged and abducted from her apartment by her ex-boyfriend and an accomplice.

After her abduction, Priebe was taken to New Mexico, where she was found by authorities, and her kidnappers were captured by police.

On the video, when officers arrived to rescue Priebe you hear, "Oh, my God, thank you."
Officers: "Ok, we're gonna get you out of here ok?"

According to police, when Priebe was found, she had chains around her neck, and she was in handcuffs.  She was also tied to a wheel well inside the white van where she was held captive.

Priebe, a terrified, emotional and grateful 28-year-old waited to be freed from the chains.

Officer: "Where's the key?  Where's the key at?  To the chains?
Jack Morgan, suspect: "Umm... in the ignition."

Hours worth of police dashboard and body camera video showed several angles of the rescue and the arrests of the suspects, 31-year-old Jack Morgan and his accomplice, 19-year-old Samuel Brown.

"Oh, my God," Priebe said as her chains were taken off.

As she continued to sob, Priebe told her rescuers in New Mexico how her ex-boyfriend Morgan abducted her from her Las Vegas apartment complex. 

He dragged me out of the place, and I fought so f***ing hard cause I was like 'this is how you die," Priebe said.  "I think a neighbor saw me getting dragged out and he choked me out like six times because I was fighting so hard." 

Officer: "Did you lose consciousness when he was choking you?"
Priebe: "Yes, he choked me OUT like six times!"

While Priebe was speaking with officers, Morgan and Brown were cuffed and sent to separate police vehicles.  According to authorities, they both had very different reactions to their arrests.
 
Officers said Brown was polite, scared and seemed confused about the situation.

Brown: "What's gonna happen to Jane.  I'm really frightened.  Are we going to the police station?
I've never been there."
Officer: "You mean you've never been to this police station?"
Brown: "I mean I've never been in a police station period i don't think."
Officer: "Ok.
Brown: "I mean this isn't the way I wanted to go."

However, Morgan requested his Bible and Baptist hymnal from the van.  He even asked the officer his favorite hymn.

"What about amazing grace you like that one," Morgan asked?

"I'll take it," the officer said.

Then as he was driven away and off to jail, Morgan broke into song.

"Amazing grace. How sweet the sound. That saved a wretch like me."

According to the arrest report, Morgan's plan was to take Priebe to a cave in New Mexico and brainwash her into marrying him.  Morgan has been charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment.
   
Brown was charged with conspiracy to commit a kidnapping and false imprisonment.  Both are set to appear again in court in early August.

Watch a fuller version of the body and dash cam video below.

 

 


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