The FBI detained Stockton Kings’ Chance Comanche, an NBA G League player, on Friday about the 23-year-old Marayna Rodgers’ disappearance in Las Vegas.
Comanche, 27, was apprehended and booked on first-degree kidnapping charges at Sacramento County Jail without the possibility of bail, as confirmed by jail records from Friday afternoon.
The Sacramento Kings, affiliated with the Stockton Kings in the NBA’s G League, swiftly released Comanche following his arrest. Requests for comments from both the Kings and the NBA regarding this incident are yet to receive immediate responses.
Rodgers, a Washington medical assistant, vanished on December 6 during a trip to Las Vegas to visit friends. Investigators reported that she was last seen entering a car with 19-year-old Sakari Harnden, who also faces a first-degree kidnapping charge with bail set at $500,000.
Coincidentally, Comanche played a G League game against the G League Ignite team in Henderson, Nevada, a night before Rodgers disappeared.
Comanche’s Performance with Stockton Kings
Though Henderson is located 15 miles from Las Vegas, the duration of Comanche’s stay in Sin City remains unclear. Notably, he was present for the Kings’ game against the Rip City Remix in Portland, Oregon, on December 7.
A criminal complaint alleges that Harnden unlawfully detained Rodgers, intending to cause her harm or potentially end her life. Judge Diana Sullivan, overseeing Harnden’s bail, urged the state to notify the court immediately if Rodgers is found alive.
Harnden faces additional legal troubles, including a theft charge involving at least one Rolex, as reported by 8 News Now Investigators. This sudden disappearance shocked Rodgers’ loved ones, who emphasized that it was uncharacteristic of her to abandon her family and pets.
Comanche, a 6-foot-10 center from the University of Arizona who went undrafted, had a brief NBA stint with the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2022-23 season.
He has notably made appearances for the Stockton Kings over the past two seasons, showcasing an average of 14 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game across 24 appearances.