Man Arrested in Carjacking, Kidnapping After Traffic Stop

Man arrested in Kaufman turned over to Dallas police

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    Charles Atkins Lewis Jr. was arrested and turned over to Dallas police after her allegedly kidnapped a woman in downtown Dallas and stole her car last week in Kaufman.

    A man who allegedly kidnapped a woman in downtown Dallas and stole her car was arrested during a traffic stop last week in Kaufman.

    Kaufman police said officers found the injured woman in the stolen silver Lexus when they stopped the vehicle near eastbound U.S. 175 and State Highway 243 on Thursday.

    Charles Atkins Lewis Jr. was arrested and turned over to Dallas police. He is charged with aggravated kidnapping.

    According to a probable cause affidavit, Lewis confessed to pointing a gun at the 25-year-old victim. Police said he found the woman as she was leaving a party on Bryan Street. Lewis allegedly hit her in the head, put a gun to her stomach and pointed a butcher knife at her, forcing her into the passenger seat of her vehicle.

    Police caught up to the vehicle in Kaufman after two people in Seagoville called 911. They said they saw the victim mouthing "help me, help me" and said she tried to get out of the moving car before Lewis pulled her back in.

    A gun and a knife were found in the car, police said.

    Lewis is being held on a $50,000 bond.

    NBC 5's Ray Villeda and Julie Fine contributed to this report.