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Video: Texas Police Rescue Kidnap Victim

September 17, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Texas Police Rescue Kidnap Victim

Kaufman (Texas) Police officers and a sheriff's deputy who pulled over a silver Lexus rescued a woman who had been the victim of a carjacking and kidnapping in downtown Dallas late last month.

The officers had responded to a 911 call by two teenagers who noticed a woman in the back seat of the Lexus mouthing the words, "Help me." Aaron Arias, 19, and Jamal Harris, 17, followed the Lexus as they spoke to a Kaufman County Sheriff's Officer dispatcher, reports NBC DFW.

The 25-year-old woman was kidnapped on Aug. 22 near Bryan Street after she left a downtown office building.

Officers pulled over the Lexus on U.S. 175, and arrested 37-year-old Charles Atkins Lewis, Jr., who faces aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping charges, reports KBMT.

Tags: Kaufman (Texas) PD, Kaufman County (Texas) Sheriff, Kidnapping, Vehicle Stops


Comments (8)

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Robert @ 9/17/2013 7:09 PM

Let's hope these often slighted members of 'the younger generation' get the recognition they deserve for their heroic actions and willingness to 'get involved' vs. ignoring the individual in danger. Kudos to them !!!
dr. Robert Hillsman, m.d. former LEO now trauma doc

Robert @ 9/17/2013 7:09 PM

Let's hope these often slighted members of 'the younger generation' get the recognition they deserve for their heroic actions and willingness to 'get involved' vs. ignoring the individual in danger. Kudos to them !!!
dr. Robert Hillsman, m.d. former LEO now trauma doc

Bob@Az. @ 9/17/2013 9:23 PM

Damn shame there wasn't a cottonwood nearby. My kudos to the two young men who stepped up and did the right thing. Hope there's a spot in law enforcement in their future, we need more people of this caliber. And to the Officers involved, good feeling to this kind of end. Blues, Stay Safe.

Morning Eagle @ 9/17/2013 10:14 PM

Right on! Those two young men who were paying attention to their surroundings then took the initiative to call for assistance and follow the vehicle until officers arrived should get the credit for the apprehension of the POS that had held this woman captive for three weeks. If not for them he may have gotten away with it and would have probably eventually killed her so she couldn't ID him.

Warren O'Brien @ 9/18/2013 5:15 AM

Nice to see people step up and do the right thing. These young men should be rewarded for their actions. And, excellent work by law enforcement in this case. They controlled the stop from beginning to end and executed the arrest perfectly. A great example of multiple agencies working together.

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/19/2013 7:59 AM

Too bad there was no probable cause to stop the car. A good attorney will have everything thrown out from the traffic stop onwards. Even the victim never tried to signal the police for help while the Police were following them. They did save a life but they will have to let the suspect go since there was no probable cause for the traffic stop.

perry @ 9/19/2013 9:04 PM

IMA, why don't you change to IMA SHITHEAD. You never have anything constructive to say and you always ASSume information that you don't have.

Bob@Az. @ 9/20/2013 9:00 PM

perry, my feelings exactly.

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