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Houston, TX crime: Eado man kidnapped robbed, HPD says

“The whole time I was just asking, ‘God please get me out of this situation,'” sufferer Justin Iwuji informed KHOU 11.

HOUSTON — Houston police are looking for a suspect who’s charged with kidnapping and robbing his roommate within the EaDo neighborhood earlier this month.

Joshua N. DeLoach, 29, is charged with aggravated theft with a lethal weapon and aggravated kidnapping.

They’re hoping surveillance video of the terrifying ordeal on May 8 will get the eye of somebody who is aware of DeLoach and may inform police the place to seek out him.

“I was shocked, I was confused, scared, nervous and that fight or flight instinct kind of kicked in.”

Justin Iwuji, 31, stated he had requested DeLoach to maneuver out, and that is what set him off. 

The Ring video reveals them contained in the townhome 300 block of EaDo Park Circle  when the suspect approached Iwuji with a gun.

“Get on your knees,” he demanded.

“What’s the issue?” Iwuji requested. 

“Get on your knees,” the suspect repeated earlier than grabbing the sufferer’s telephone and unplugging the Ring digicam.

“Throws me a bandana and said, ‘Cover up your eyes,'” Iwuji informed us.

They went to the sufferer’s room the place he stated DeLoach took his gun and Rolex after which opened Iwuji’s mobile phone and transferred $6,000 via Cash App.

Then he ordered Iwuji to go to the bathe.

“Has me walk over and sit in the chair and grabs a pillow still holding the gun. And asks me,’ Any last words? What do you have to say for yourself?'”

Then he gave him a selection. 

“Do you want to do this here or do you want to gamble?” the suspect requested. 

Iwuji answered, “I guess gamble.”

Iwuji stated DeLoach coated his head and tied his wrist and ankles and threw him at the back of his personal SUV.

“I told him, ‘We don’t have to do this. If its money you need I can give you money. This isn’t right,'” Iwuji stated. “He told me to be quiet and continue to drive.”

They drove from the close to downtown neighborhood to northwest Harris County with a couple of stops alongside the way in which. 

And throughout one cease the suspects obtained out of the car and left.

Iwuji says he managed to free his fingers from the duct tape, pull the tape from his mouth and take away the bandana.

“I managed to take the tape off my ankles and I get up and run, and I run across a main street. There is a strip shopping center.”

He bumped into visitors and obtained a truck to cease.

“‘Call 911, my roommate is trying to kill me,'” Iguji informed the driving force. “‘I don’t need to get in your vehicle, just in the bed of your truck.'”

That particular person referred to as the police who had been in a position to monitor down Iwuji’s SUV on close to Jones Road and FM 1960

“God was with me on that day for sure.”

Anyone with info on this case or on the whereabouts of Joshua DeLoach is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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