Lubbock Man Hit by Car Arrested Again for Attempting to Kidnap a Young Child


LUBBOCK – A disturbed Lubbock man has been arrested after trying to kidnap a 4-year-old child.

The Lubbock Police Department held a new conference on Thursday identifying Delmar Orlando Ortiz Licona was the man who attempted to kidnap a child on May 2, 2022. Licona is the same man who was run over by a car after being caught in bed with a 7-year-old.

According to police reports, a woman and her child were at the 3800 block of 28th Street to pay their rent. The mother saw Licona looking at them and became nervous because she had a money order with a large amount and thought Licona may have known about it. She dropped the payment into the drop box and saw Licona walking towards her.

Licona approached and asked how old the child way which made the woman uncomfortable. She rushed the child to her car and while the child was climbing over the seat to get into his car seat, Licona reached into her vehicle and grabbed the child and pulled the child towards him

The mother pushed and punched Licona in the face and told him to go away. Licona ran to the passenger side of the car then took off in an unknown direction.

Neither the mother or the child were injured and police say with in 5 hours, Licona was identified as the suspect.

Upon further investigation into Licona uncovered a connection to an arrest in a domestic disturbance call at the 1700 block of 27th Street from February 2022. In that case, the mother and Licona were in a dating relationship and were playing video games while the victim slept.

The victim woke up with Licona in bed saying he wanted to have sex with the victim. She fought Licona off and ran out of the back door. Licona ran out the front and police were able to catch him in the alley.

20 days later, Licona went back to the residence on 27th Street were police found him inside the house where it looked like a struggle occurred. The victim came back to the residence and spoke with police. Licona was arrested for violating a protective order.

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