Lubbock Woman Safe After Kidnapping by Man During Altercation
A Lubbock man was arrested after kidnapping a woman from outside of a local business. The Lubbock Police Department was dispatched to the 3700 block of Avenue Q back on April 6 after a call of a domestic disturbance outside of a local business. At the scene police were met by a man who told officers that he witnessed the altercation as it occurred.
KAMC news reports that the witness actually recorded the suspect, identified as 55-year-old Leandro Garcia, grab the victim and place her into his vehicle while she screamed. Police were able to run the license plate on Garcia's vehicle and were led to a residence, which actually belonged to Garcia's brother, and were told that Garcia actually lived a few houses down the street.
After checking to see if Garcia was at his brothers residence police then went to Garcia's home but it did seem that there was no one to answer the door. It was then that local law enforcement agents broke the door down and were met by Garcia as he was taken into police custody. That kidnapped victim was found inside the home with some facial injuries and dried blood but was overall safe from Garcia.
Police do believe that Garcia had intentions of sexually abusing his victim while at the home. Garcia did receive four separate charges which include No Liability Insurance, No Driver's License, Assault Causing Bodily Injury and Aggravated Kidnapping with Intent of Sexual Abuse.
If Garcia is convicted for all four charges he could face six to 100 years in prison with a fine between $4,000 to $10,000. Due to the Aggravated Kidnapping occurring in the state of Texas law enforcement did not need a search warrant to enter Garcia's home. As per the publishing of this article, Garcia remains in custody at the Lubbock County Detention Center on bonds totaling $77,500.