kidnapping

A man once facing charges for allegedly holding a woman hostage, torturing her and raping her repeatedly for five weeks has now been indicted on first-degree felony charges amid accusations that he beat up a 21-year-old autistic man before attacking the victim with a sword.

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Terry Miles

Cell phones in the Houston area lit up Jan. 1 with an Amber Alert for two missing girls from Round Rock: Luluvioletta Mariposo Bandera-Magret, 7, and Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith, 14.

The girls were taken by Terry Allen Miles, who was a person of interest in their mother’s death, Round Rock police explained in news releases and press conferences.

The Amber Alert advised the public to look for a gray 2017 Hyundai Accent with Texas license plate number JGH9845.

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Deputies have arrested three suspects related to the May 8 kidnapping and burglary of Orange attorney Jim Sharon Bearden Jr., reported Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Captain Cliff Hargrave. 

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A 22-year-old Zwolle, LA man has been sentenced to federal prison for his part in a kidnapping conspiracy scheme targeting individuals in the Eastern District of Texas and surrounding area, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced May 11.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Port Arthur Police Department are investigating the reported kidnapping and robbery of an Orange attorney that is said to have occurred in the early morning hours of May 8, said OCSO.

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Police are investigating a Feb. 2 report of an aggravated kidnapping in Beaumont and a possible connection between the assailant and two victims, who were found unharmed following the incident, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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Rhydan Bolton and Kristofer Garcia

UPDATE: Kristofer Garcia, 22, of Beaumont was found guilty of murder in the Jan. 19, 2015 shooting death of Rhydan Bolton, 19, a student at Lamar University. The jury later sentenced Garcia to 60 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine. 

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suspect truck

UPDATE, Nov. 9, 8:14 a.m. — Police have identified three suspects they believe may have murdered 61-year-old Vidor resident Eric Stansbury on Oct.

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Cody Melton

Accused kidnapper Cody Melton, 35, is behind bars on $200,000 in bonds after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend and abducting her 4-year-old child on Aug.

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Buchanan

Lamar State College-Orange will be presenting the Distinguished Lecture Series at Lutcher Theater on March 26, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s distinguished lecturer is Jessica Buchanan, humanitarian aid worker and co-author of “Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue By SEAL Team Six”.

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