A man from Maidenhead is facing the next 14 years behind bars for the kidnap and sustained attack he carried out on his victim.
Reading like something out of a psychological thriller, Jason Daniels, 43, from Queen Street carried out a well planned and executed attack on his 67-year-old victim back in January 2021.
The victim was woken at 5am on January 9 to the sound of someone breaking into his home in Staines-Upon-Thames. A stranger entered his bedroom, tied his hands and feet with duct tape and covered his eyes and mouth. He was then left on his bed unable to move until Daniels returned, untied him, and put a knife to his throat while asking him to transfer a lump sum of money into his bank account.
Following this the victim was taken to his car and forced to drive to a multi storey car park in Maidenhead. He was taken into an apartment block and once again bound up and blindfolded. He was then made to make further bank transfers into Daniels’ bank account informing the bank that the money was for construction work on his home. The victim was told that, if he did not do as he was told then his sons would be hurt.
The victim’s son kept calling so Daniels told him to arrange to meet his son back at his house so that he could see that he was ok and hopefully be satisfied. They returned to the house in Staines-Upon-Thames and the suspect hid in the ground floor bedroom. However, his plan backfired as the victim’s son noticed that his father looked ill, and he appeared to be making gestures that someone was in the house. He called an ambulance and when it arrived, he was assessed and taken to hospital where he disclosed that he had been kidnapped and held against his will for three days in Maidenhead.
Daniels was later arrested whilst driving the victim's car very close to the home address of the victim by Thames Valley officers.
Daniels, a US citizen, appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, 28 July where he received:
14 years and two months for kidnap
14 years and two months to run concurrently for false imprisonment
14 years and two months to run concurrently for robbery
Two years and eight months to run concurrently for having an article with a blade or point
Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Claire Catcheside, said: “This was an extremely traumatic situation for the victim to be caught up in and this is reflected in the sentenced handed out to Daniels today. This man is an extremely dangerous and callous individual who will be spending the foreseeable future behind bars where he belongs.”