Prominent businessman’s son charged with kidnapping

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VISTA, Calif. – The son of prominent businessman and minority owner of the San Diego Padres, Glenn Doshay appeared for the first time before a judge Friday.

Jack Henry Doshay, 22, of Fairbanks Ranch pleaded not guilty to felony charges of cruelty to a child, false imprisonment and kidnapping.

"Kidnapping is moving someone a distance and there are many factors involved, we believe there’s sufficient evidence to meet that," said Ryan Saunders, Deputy District Attorney.

Doshay was taken into custody at a Laguna Niguel home about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego County sheriff's officials. He was being held without bail pending arraignment.

No details were argued in court on Friday, therefore Saunders could not talk about the facts to support the charges.

"I’ll be addressing the relevant details at the bail review next Thursday," said Saunders.

Jack Henry Doshay, 22, of Fairbanks Ranch was taken into custody at a Laguna Niguel home about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego County sheriff's officials. He was being held without bail pending arraignment.

On the afternoon of March 23, Doshay allegedly grabbed the girl at Skyline Elementary School, clapped a hand over her mouth, tried to put packing tape onto her face and ordered her to get into his silver-and-black SUV. When she struggled and fought back, the would-be abductor let her go, returned to his vehicle and drove off, according to authorities.

Detectives followed up on about 150 tips in the case before tracking down the suspect with information provided by his defense attorney, Paul Pfingst. An arrest warrant was issued before Doshay was taken into custody.

"What we’re waiting for now is the police reports," said Paul Pfingst, Defense Attorney.

Pfingst represents Doshay, he declined to discuss the case, but said contrary to what San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore said, he had no part in negotiating his client's arrest.

"There’s never been a negotiation," said Pfingst.  "I called in the event they needed to have contact with my client and that could be accomplished without delay."

He said Doshay suffers from depression.

"Let me say there is no indication my client had any drug or alcohol problem," said Pfingst.

Pfingst said the Laguna Niguel address where Doshay was arrested was an in-home treatment facility for depression.

"My client does have a history of depression that predates this event and has been under treatment for that," said Pfingst.

He said his client was not receiving treatment prior to the crime at Skyline Elementary.   He said there's now a bigger concern now as his client deals with depression in jail.

"His family’s concerned I’m concerned," said Pfingst.  "They love and support their son, but are very concerned about this whole event and everything that’s been happening.

Glenn and Karen Doshay were not at their son's court appearance Friday.

"I told them not to come," said Pfingst.  "Nothing is really happening today."

Pfingst said he did not if the Doshays would be present at next week's bail review.

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5 comments

  • BornandRaisedSanDiego

    If the evidence concludes he did this may he root in Hell, I can’t understand how Mr. Pfingst can sleep at night protecting this piece of scum. Depression is not an excuse for his actions. I have two daughters and if (God forbid) this happens to one of my girls it can be assured court proceedings would not be necessary…… I would handle it the old fashion way. This scum is lucky to be booked in the system.

  • Fred

    He probably suffers from a drug addiction but since all you liberal retards don’t think that’s any violent crime he’s running loose trying to kidnap and who knows what to this 7 year old little girl. Thank goodness she has a strong family and they taught her what to do.

  • OB RAT

    I’m glad that HIS family and his attorney are “concerned” about his depression. What about the life-long impact this traumatic event will have on the victim? Fuck Doshay, his family, and Pfingst! Scumbags.

  • Douche Bama

    “Pfingst said he did not if the Doshays would be present at next week’s bail review”
    you left out the word KNOW. I find errors in just about every article you people put out.
    who works for you? Beaners?.

  • Mom

    Depression is NO excuse for your violent actions on a child or anyone.! It’s not fare one bit that you are able to bail out with the fact that you had terrible intentions with that poor/ brave child. Brave because she fought back.

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