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Tyler police: Woman orders groceries, attacks delivery person

Christian Blanchard, of Tyler, was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated kidnapping and...
Christian Blanchard, of Tyler, was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated kidnapping and assault.(Smith County Jail)
Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 1:10 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2021 at 4:19 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A Tyler woman was arrested Sunday after police say she attacked a person delivering groceries.

Tyler Police Department Public Information Office Andy Erbaugh said that officers responded to an emergency call Sunday morning. The call came from a home in the 500 block of Woodland Hills from a person claiming they were being held against their will. The victim had gone to the residence to deliver an order of groceries, but police say she was held against her will by the resident, Christian Blanchard, 43, of Tyler.

Erbaugh said when officers arrived on the scene they could hear yelling from inside the residence and upon entry said they found Blanchard on top of the victim, assaulting her. According to the victim’s testimony, Blanchard caused injuries to her including choking, and when she tried to call 911, Blanchard allegedly grabbed the phone and threw it in an attempt to impede the call.

Blanchard was arrested on-site and is currently being held in the Smith County Jail on charges including aggravated kidnapping, assault causing bodily injury and interfering with emergency request for assistance. Her bonds total $77,500.

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