LUBBOCK, TX – A Lubbock County grand jury has indicted Jonathan Rene Torrez for kidnapping, beating and sexually assaulting a woman in June.
A Lubbock Sheriff’s deputy was called to a residence to speak with a woman who said she knew Torrez in the early morning hours on June 23rd.
According to police reports, four days prior to the incident, the woman agreed to go to Arizona with Torrez due to suicidal comments he made and begged her to go with him.
Once on the trip, Torrez made comments about not stopping for police, saying he wasn’t going back to jail and he would get into a shootout with the cops instead. He said he had stolen a gun from a police vehicle. They returned from Arizona on June 22nd and went to Torrez’s residence to sleep.
She told police that Torrez woke her up by punching her in her arms and legs and then went through her phone. He was upset about text messages on her phone from a couple months ago. Torrez began screaming in her face and choked her unconscious.
She regained consciousness and said Torrez continued punching and aggressively grabbing her and made comments about having sex with her. The woman claimed he had a gun and demanded she shower and clean herself up.
On the woman’s phone, Torrez made a video of himself pointing a gun at her head saying he would kill her when she was unconscious and sent the video to the person she was texting two months ago and her mother.
When she finished showering, Torrez put a black bag over her head and put her in a car. He called his mother and said “get ready, I need to bury a body.”
The woman then claims they drove to Slaton and Torrez told her to throw her clothes out of the car window. They parked in an alley and walked through the backyard of his mother’s house. For about 10 minutes, Torrez and his mother talked and she told him to take the woman home and gave the kidnapped woman her phone number.
Torres took the woman to Lubbock and dropped her off but kept her phone. The police were then called.
Jonathan Rene Torrez is currently in Lubbock Detention Center, being held on $250,000 bond. Torrez had previously been convicted of robbery in 2019.