ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque police continue to search for the main suspect in analleged kidnapping, false imprisonment and prostitution case, apolice spokesperson said Wednesday.
The man, only known as "T," was overheard by the victim sayinghe was planning to pick up another girl from the airport before shemade her escape. Ebony Archie told police she was able to run outof the home where she had been held captive for nearly two weekswhen "T" failed to lock the door.
Archie then ran to a home where she saw the most cars, and hopedthat someone would answer the door to help her.
"I was just in my room watching some TV, and next thing you knowI get a knock," said a man who did not want to release his name."I've never heard a woman in such, just in such a horriblesituation."
From the man's home, which was several houses away from where"T" lived, Archie called 911.
She told dispatchers a man named "T" and his girlfriend had heldher captive and forced her to sell her body.
Marco Ramirez, who lived next door to the suspect, said he hadalways been suspicious of "T" after they became neighbors severalmonths ago.
"I guess my sister would hear screams at night," Ramirezsaid.
The screams he and his family heard coming from his neighbor'shome a couple weeks ago, he thought, were from a movie. It's why hesaid he never called police.
Police said "T" lived with Elizabeth Gade. She was arrestedTuesday and faced a judge for the first time Wednesday on a chargesincluding promoting prostitution.
Wade, who is being held on a $50,000 cash or surety bond, movedto Albuquerque about four months ago from Minnesota, according toher attorney. He told a judge that she has been convicted oncebefore in Nevada for battery on a peace officer.
Archie told police she met "T" a couple weeks ago on the socialnetworking site Mocospace.
"T" flew Archie from North Carolina to his home in Albuquerqueafter she claimed she'd been abused by a relative.
But once in New Mexico, Archie said "T" bought her clothes andcut her hair, then told her she would need to pay him back byselling her body.
Archie told police "T" took pictures of her in underwear,advertised her as an escort on and then forced her intoprostitution.
She told police she met a man at a hotel and slept with himbecause she was afraid "T" would hurt her.
For nearly two weeks, the woman claimed "T" locked her up in awalk-in closet in the master bedroom of his home when he wouldleave.
She escaped when he failed to lock the door on Tuesday.
Police watched the home after Archie called 911, hoping "T"would return.
He never did.
"You know, she said that these two people were chasing her,"said the man who helped Archie. "I just couldn't believe that thiswas going on, like, a couple houses down the street.
"I was completely terrified."
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