HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (FOX 44) — UPDATE: The suspect in a case of attempted child abduction in Harker Heights has been identified.
28-year-old Marco Antonio Gonzalez, of Harker Heights, was arraigned Friday by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman on Kidnapping charges and a $500,000 bond set. Gonzalez remains in custody at the Bell County Jail.
Around 4:01 p.m. Wednesday, the Harker Heights Police Department responded to a call of an attempted child abduction in the intersection of Ann Boulevard and Beeline Lane. A preliminary investigation showed a child was approached by an unknown man, and he was able to lure the child into his vehicle.
A quick response by two witnesses resulted in the child being safely removed from the suspect’s vehicle and returned to her parent with no injuries.
Gonzalez was arrested by Harker Heights Police Officers and is currently in custody at the Bell County Jail. Police said there was no other threat to the community.
This investigation continues by the Harker Heights Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.
Harker Heights PD wants to thank the citizens of Harker Heights and the Killeen Independent School District Police Department for the expedited response and recovery of the child.