Arkansas police arrest man accused of kidnapping children in Tyler

Suspect Servando Vasquez
Suspect Servando Vasquez(None)
Published: Nov. 4, 2022 at 2:59 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Arkansas State Police have arrested a man who is reported to have taken his child and the child’s sibling from their mother in Tyler.

Servando Vazquez, 38, was driving a 2000 maroon Dodge dually pickup with TX license plate number RLB3483 and was believed to be driving to Tennessee, according to police.

According to Tyler police, officers responded to the 1600 block of West Mims Street at 12:15 p.m. A woman said the estranged father of her child took her child under a threat of violence.

She said Vazquez took their son, Servando Vasquez-Avila, who is 3, and her son, Alvaro Emmanuel Diaz-Avila, who is 8. Servando is not the biological father of the older child.

This case remains open. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Servando Vazquez, his vehicle or the children please contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.

Tyler police spokesman Andy Erbaugh said an Amber Alert has been requested but not yet issued.