Kidnapping Suspect Leads Police on Chase, Standoff

By Shane Allen
|  Sunday, Jan 31, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 PM CDT
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Kidnapping Suspect Leads Police on Chase, Standoff

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A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed in what appeared to be a gang-related incident died from his wounds on Saturday, according to the San Mateo County coroner's office.

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A kidnapping suspect from Hunt County led police on a chase, then stood off with them for hours Sunday evening, authorities said.

Hunt County dispatchers said it all started when they took a frantic call from a woman Sunday afternoon saying she had been kidnapped by a man with weapons who was going to kill her.  Dispatchers said they weren't able to get a good location of where the woman was calling from, but they did get a vehicle description.

Hunt County officials put out a "BOLO," or "be on the lookout" call to other law enforcement agencies in the area.

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper in Lamar County noticed a vehicle that matched the description, officials said.  When he tried to pull the car over, the driver sped away.

The man lead DPS, the Lamar County Sheriff's Office and the Paris Police Department on a chase until they were able to throw out spike strips near Highway 19 and County Road 23080 south of Paris.

Choctaw County, Okla., authorities said the woman was able to escape her captor before they discovered him.   They said the suspect went into a Boswell, Okla., convenience store to buy some beer Sunday afternoon, when something startled him.  They said he dropped the beer and ran out of the store.

The woman, who had on handcuffs, was able to run away and into the store before the man sped away.  Crying, authorities said she told the convenience store clerk the man had kidnapped and raped her at gunpoint. 

DPS trooper Mark Tackett said Sunday afternoon she was being evaluated at a local hospital.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

Dispatchers with the Hunt County Sheriff's Office said it was unclear if the victim knows the man she said kidnapped her.

Officials with the Lamar County Sheriff's Office and the Paris Police Department would not release any information about this incident.

The standoff was still ongoing at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
 

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