Police: Suspect Held Teen Hostage For 5 Days


CYPRESS, TX -- A 34-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly drugged and raped a 17-year-old teen for five days.

According to law enforcement, Joel Micah Arnold kidnapped the teen on March 27th. He then locked her in a Cypress storage unit.

The victim told police Arnold locked her in the unity for nearly a week and repeatedly raped her a gunpoint. She was drugged multiple times. 

The suspect would eventually let her go.

Arnold was arrested by the Harris County Constable and Texas DPS.

Authorities believe Arnold may be a repeat offender. Anyone with information regarding potential victims is asked to call 832-927-1650.

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