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

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)
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.