Fort Worth Man Convicted in Kidnapping, Attempted Sexual Assault of Woman He Met at Homeless Shelter

A Fort Worth man was convicted Thursday of kidnapping a woman he met at a homeless shelter and attempting to sexually assault her after driving her from Fort Worth to Waco.Roy Lee Wells Jr., 42, was convicted of aggravated kidnapping and attempted sexual assault, the Waco Tribune-Herald reports.Investigators said in May 2016 that Wells forced a woman he met at a homeless shelter into a vehicle in Fort Worth and drove south. At a rest stop along the way, Wells attempted to rape the woman. He beat her with a belt when she told him to stop, she told police.During the assault, the victim thought she was having a heart attack due to past heart issues, and Wells took her to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco. At the hospital, employees contacted police and Wells was arrested.The woman said in court that Wells had sexually assaulted her twice in Fort Worth. Wells rejected a plea offer of eight years in prison before trial, and now faces up to life in prison for kidnapping and up to 10 years for the assault charge.  Continue reading...

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