Man Charged With Kidnapping After Hiding From Cops Under Dirty Laundry

An Elderville man has been charged with kidnapping and unlawful restraint after locking his girlfriend and her two children inside a closet.

32 year old Shawn Patrick Shafer was arrested at his home on CR 294 in Rusk County.

After an hour stand-off, investigators found Shaffer hiding underneath a pile of dirty laundry inside the trailer home.

The woman and her two children were found locked in the closet uninjured.

LaKecia Shockley, reporting.