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Smith County man indicted for aggravated kidnapping, threatened to use rifles to kill those in his way

Austin Ray Bowers (Source: Smith County Judicial Records) Austin Ray Bowers (Source: Smith County Judicial Records)
Source: Smith County sheriff's office Facebook page Source: Smith County sheriff's office Facebook page
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

A Smith County man has been indicted for aggravated kidnapping and endangering a child.

Austin Ray Bowers was arrested on Jan. 5 and booked into the Smith County Jail. 

Deputies with the Smith County Sheriff's Office had been actively searching for Bowers. According to a Facebook post, Bowers had made threats about purchasing high power rifles to kill anyone who stood between him and his ex-girlfriend.

Authorities also say Bowers also stated he would be "racking up" felonies before he went back to prison.

Bowers is currently in jail on bonds totaling $450,000.

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