A person was arrested after a girl escaped a South Bexar County residence and mentioned she was kidnapped and beaten over the course of several days, in line with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
BCSO Sheriff Javier Salazar mentioned the lady, 45, was capable of flee the house within the 11200 block of Briggs Road, not far from Interstate 35 and Luckey Road, early Saturday morning and run to a neighbor’s residence to name for assist.
She advised officers that 46-year-old Jason Daniel Steele, whom she used to this point several months in the past, kidnapped her at a farm she was working at in Pearsall.
Steele put her in an 18-wheeler and drove her to Tempe, Arizona, the place he tried to desert her, Salazar mentioned.
The girl was capable of persuade Steele to deliver her again to Texas, however he locked her in a bed room for several days, in line with Salazar.
There, she was beaten, unfed and threatened with a weapon, he mentioned. She tried to flee at one level however a tussle ensued between her and Steele, and she was unsuccessful.
The second time she tried to flee, she was profitable as a result of Steele was on medicine and “apparently let his guard down,” Salazar mentioned.
The girl is protected and recovering, he mentioned.
SWAT officers went to the house to make an arrest and whereas Steele went exterior, three different individuals inside refused to depart, Salazar mentioned.
At one level, officers used tear gasoline to get them out and so they finally “gave themselves up,” Salazar mentioned.
It is unclear what prices, if any, these three individuals will face, however Salazar mentioned they’re investigating drug exercise and doable human smuggling linked to the house.
“At the very least these three people knew that this lady was being held against her will,” he mentioned, including that they have been checking on her however not feeding her.
Steele is going through prices of kidnapping and assault-family violence, his second offense, Salazar mentioned. He was needed for aggravated assault with a lethal weapon.
Authorities are additionally investigating if Saturday’s occasions are linked to an enormous human smuggling bust that was made there in February.
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