Woman retracts kidnapping story, man sought for aggravated robbery
Tyler PD on scene at the Family Dollar where a woman contacted them Monday
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
An unidentified woman contacted the Tyler Police Department from a Family Dollar Monday to notify them of a possible kidnapping on Monday.
According to Tyler Police Department, the woman told authorities that her boyfriend had taken her against her will from her residence in Smith County. Police later determined that the woman had changed her story and was not taken against her will.
"The girl was really shaken up. She had scratches and bruises and stuff on her," Tomeka Murrell, the store manager at Family Dollar, said. "He threatened to kill her. That's what she told us."
The woman's boyfriend had allegedly taken several items from the Family Dollar located at 3505 Frankston Highway without paying for them.
"I just felt something wasn't right, even about the money," she said.
An employee attempted to stop him and followed out into the parking lot. When he reached his vehicle, he removed a weapon from the back and placed it in front with him.
"As she was walking to go get it he got out of his truck and got in the bed of the truck and pulled out a gun," she said.
The store employee stopped her attempt to stop him when the man produced the weapon. The man fled the area before officers arrived.
Police have obtained the identity of the man and are now seeking an arrest warrant for aggravated robbery.
No charges are being sought at this time for kidnapping.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:11:37 GMT
A 22-year-old woman and a 4-month-old baby are recovering in the hospital after being struck on the sidewalk in a hit-skip accident. The driver is in custody, but the passenger remains on the run. More >>
A 22-year-old woman and a 4-month-old baby are recovering in the hospital after being struck on the sidewalk by a driver who didn't stop at the scene of the accident. The driver is in custody, but the passenger remains on the run. More >>
A fisherman off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida thinks he has a pretty nice catch. As he reels in a four-foot shark, his catch is stolen by an even bigger fish. A massive grouper pulls the sharkMore >>
A massive grouper steals a four-foot shark from a fisherman's line off the coast of Florida.More >>