CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX – U.S. Border Patrol agents and Dimmit County Sheriff’s deputies, working in conjunction, apprehended a man suspected of kidnapping, according to the Customs and Border Patrol spokesman for the Del Rio sector.
According to a statement, on March 22, Carrizo Springs Station Border Patrol agents responded to a call for assistance from the Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office, who had received a report of a woman walking along FM 1917 with her hands bound with rope. The woman explained that she had been providing food and water to a man behind her house for three days. Without warning, the man grabbed the woman, bound her feet and hands, and forced her into her car. When the man tried to start the vehicle, the woman was able to escape from his control.
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Border Patrol agents and Dimmit County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of the attempted abduction and found foot prints of the individual leading away from the house. After tracking the individual for some time with the use of Border Patrol and Dimmit County K-9s, officials encountered an unresponsive person matching the assailant’s description lying in the brush.
A trained Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician treated the unresponsive subject and transported him to the local hospital where it was determined by doctors the subject had been faking his condition.
The woman who had been assaulted, while at the hospital, was able to identify the subject as the man who tried to kidnap her. Border Patrol agents were able to determine the subject was in the country illegally. The subject was charged by the Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony and aggravated kidnapping. The subject faces immigration proceedings upon conclusion of the charges against him. He is currently being held at the Dimmit County jail.