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East Texas - 3/5/04

Manhunt Ends in Jacksonville

  A man suspected of armed robbery and kidnapping shot himself in Jacksonville Friday morning.   Police were searching for 33 year old Timothy Rushing. They believe he robbed a liquor store in Nacogdoches at gunpoint overnight Thursday. They also believe he kidnapped a white female, identified as his former girlfriend along with her twelve year old daughter. A little later he dropped the daughter off, unharmed.
  This morning, authorities found his car near Ponta, about 10 miles east of Jacksonville. They also found the kidnapped woman. Amazingly, she was okay. Jacksonville police launched a manhunt for the suspect. When they located him and tried to arrest him. He shot himself. Police believe the gun he used was stolen from a relative.
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