PORTALES (KSEL) -The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office took three individuals into custody earlier this week. According to Lieutenant Javier Sanchez, a Portales man was accosted and then taken out into the county where he was beaten by the three and shot in the chest with a pellet gun. The trio returned the man to Portales where he escaped and was able to seek medical attention. The three were arrested later that evening. They have been identified as 18-year old Anthony Gomez, 20-year old Morgan Howl, and 23-year old Esperanza Tarrango. All three face the same charges of kidnapping, residential burglary, aggravated battery and aggravated assault. At this time, it is believed that the incident involved narcotics, and the investigation is currently ongoing.